It was 3 September when Jon Stanhope announced the Hawke review into the ACT Public Service.
Today Zed Seselja has responded.
(Any other opposition leader I’ve covered in well over a decade in this game would have responded the same day, at worst the next, but Zed’s a bit special)
He’s not a fan:
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“The reality is that this government has had 9 years to address these issues. It was Jon Stanhope himself who just this week said he had lost faith in the administrative arrangements, when it was him and his government that instigated and maintained those arrangements. It was Jon Stanhope who recently refused to take any responsibility for the failings of ACTION and instead laid the blame at the door of the ACT public service, and it was Jon Stanhope who attacked the independence of the Auditor General.
“This is another demonstration that ACT Labor are no longer up to the task of governing. I call on the Government to insure that this review is released to the community once complete. It is the very least that the public service and the community deserves from this Labor Government,” said Mr Seselja.
Shame he didn’t get around to saying it when it might have mattered.