For the last decade the public service has priced other business out of the market here in Canberra.
Expensive real estate and the public service’s insanely generous pay and conditions for low level employees have meant if you didn’t already live here there was precious little reason to think about starting any business that didn’t have the Government as a customer.
But that is all, apparently, about to change.
Now we really don’t want a repeat of Energy Services Invironmental burning down wildly poisonous chemicals in the middle of the city on the back of lax regulation.
And government involvement in developing business too often involves the Minister trading away millions of public dollars in exchange for a rather good lunch and maybe a massage with a happy ending.
But do any readers have thoughts on what industries Canberra could develop based on local skills?