Pollies who have done a good job… know any?
Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-12-07
Can anyone suggest a current federal minister that has been doing a good job, without selling out to party or vested interests? I ask because good outcomes and efforts, particularly if they deal with long-term issues or efficiency improvements, are almost never newsworthy, and any such efforts deserve some public praise.
If you can include a link to a post or MSM report about the issue(s) the minister has addressed, that would be even better.
I’m serious… there must be some of our ministers deserving praise, even if it is simply by giving the good permanent public servants in their agencies a free hand to make the improvements they’ve been waiting to do for ages.
For starters, I’ll nominate Lindsay Tanner, because he has committed to implementing the Gershon Report in full – despite all the vested interests (particularly large IT consulting firms and the public servant senior managers in their back pockets) he will be fighting to get these very necessary changes through.