PSA slams Shane Jones

The PSA has said:

National Secretaries Erin Polaczuk and Glenn Barclay have expressed deep concerns about comments by Regional Development Minister , calling for politicians to have more control over public servants.

“Mr Jones’ view of the public service is outdated, out of touch and – frankly – out of order,” Mr Barclay and Ms Polaczuk say.

“The measures he suggests would undermine public servants’ constitutional role.

“They need to be free, frank and fearless – not controlled, cowed and cronyistic.”

I agree with the PSA. If is disturbing that a senior Minister who is spending billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money wants to have a public service controlled by his cronies.

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