The CT has got a typical whingeing piece this morning about Gary Rake, CEO of the NCA. In it, he blames everyone but himself for the failures of his organisation – “internal sabotage” (whatever that is), the community for losing faith in the NCA (what a surprise), the Rudd budget cuts, linkages with the ACT government, ad nauseum.
The problem, Gary, starts at the top. A few years ago, I was involved with an issue where you were invited to provide the community with reasons why the NCA was hell-bent on destroying an important part of Canberra’s history. You refused.
The reason why the NCA is under threat is because of your inability to engage with the very community that you are now blaming for your demise. You talk about accountability and transparency – look very, very hard at your own personal performance, Gary