Hawke review a repudiation of Stanhope in power?

johnboy 16 February 2011

Liberal leader Zed Seselja, having taken his time to digest the Hawke Review, has delivered his opinion to the internet:

The fundamental changes to the ACT government public service structure, as proposed by Dr Allan Hawke, is a rebuke to ACT Labor and their structures after nine years in power, The Leader of the Opposition, Zed Seselja, said today.

“What is significant is that it will be up to ACT Labor government Ministers to provide the leadership to make the necessary changes, something we have not seen over the last nine years, particular in health and planning,” Zed said.

“This report appears to be a fundamental rebuke for how the ACT Government has structured the public service and therefore services to ACT residents,” Zed said.

“Dr Hawke has recommended major changes to a system that has been tinkered with by ACT Labor over the last nine years with previous changes appearing to just patch up holes rather than being about improving efficiency.

“These changes would come as no surprise for Canberrans who have suffered through many of the policy failures from this ACT government. It was only 2006 that we saw the last round of changes to the public service, the Costello Review, and the implementation of the review are still being felt within the community.

“So what did the 2006 review achieve if only five years later we see another public service review that fundamentally changes the current structure?

Fair enough Zed, but would you follow these proposals if the Greens put you in the hot seat tomorrow?

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