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Job growth in the public sector!

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, March 11th, 2009 - 8 comments
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There is one job area where it’s no expense spared for the taxpayer – public relations in the Beehive.

Michelle Boag tells the story here. Michelle has now joined the PR firm Momentum, where Jenny Shipley is a director.

There’ll be enough moolah in that rolling maul to take the sharp edges off the recession.

STOP PRESS!!! We have just heard that Judith Collins has now hired someone to help her work with Barry Matthews! Do you reckon that counts as a back-room or front-line job?

8 comments on “Job growth in the public sector! ”

  1. Grumpy 1

    Interesting news about Collins new staff – what do you reckon it’s Steve Pierson?

  2. Tane 2

    Michelle Boag is supposed to understand PR, it’s her profession. You’d think she’d have better judgement than to publish something like this.

    But then, she did lead National to its worst election defeat ever in 2002…

  3. Tim Ellis 3

    I don’t understand how this is job growth. As I understand National has fewer advisers and press secretaries than the previous Labour government.

    • Chess Player 3.1

      Oh, you know,Tim, having 2 more PR hacks is obviously conclusive proof of an out of control public sector hiring binge…..

      Just as losing 18 ‘policy analysts’ from Environment is evidence of a cruel, heartless, government slashing and burning (when their not backflipping) their way through priceless social fabric…

      Sheesh, must be a slow news day…

    • BLiP 3.2

      Losing 18 policy wonks from Environment is evidence of a dishonest government that promised it would “cap” the public service.

      • Chess Player 3.2.1


        There has always been an ebb and flow in public service numbers.

        Judge it in a year’s time….and see what the trend is then…

  4. Snail 4


    re Stop Press — not higher standard by any chance!

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