Key’s speech explained

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, March 16th, 2012 - 13 comments
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13 comments on “Key’s speech explained”

  1. ianmac 1

    So sad. So true. The Departments decentralised in the 90s, by National, are the same ones being centralised, by National.

    • To be fair, you can’t expect them to do much better than alternating strategies ad-hoc when they don’t have a coherent governmental philosophy. Eventually something is bound to stick!

  2. vto 2

    I think most people will recognise that Key isn’t acshully doing anything here.

    And most people will also see a blooming large bureacracy being created and think WTF? I thought the nats were about smaller government?

  3. ropata 3

    Just like the recent news from the Dim-Post:
    Prime Minister to re-organise office to boost economy

    ‘Finding the optimal re-orientation of my desk is vital to restoring ongoing competitiveness to New Zealand business,’ the Prime Minister told reporters at a briefing after the speech. ‘If it’s facing this way you’ve got the sun, but the other way I can’t see people when they walk into the room. There’s a lot of moving parts here and it’s not going to be easy, but we’re up to the challenge.’

    Despite criticisms from opposition leaders, Key insists the policy will yield tangible benefits to the economy. ‘Our initial estimates were savings of several hundred dollars a year due to reduced carpet cleaning costs, while Treasury models put a more efficiently arranged office returning five to six billion dollars a year after five years. Realistically the real number is probably somewhere in the middle.’

    • “This administration is not re-arranging deck chairs on the titanic- that would imply we are sinking, when the truth is that we’re soaring. If anything, we are re-arranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!”


    • Georgecom 3.2

      However when asked to comment on Mr Keys restructuring plan, Minister of Finance was not able to confirm an actual figure for cost savings. “Look, we just made up the figure of 5 to 6 billion dollars. It’s a guess, not even our best guess, just a guess”. Mr English went on to explain how the Government needed to put some figure in in order to justify the exercise and make it look worth while so they “just made a figure up”. Mr English would not confirm whether he had pulled the exact figure from his backside or off the top of his head.

      • MadMac 3.2.1

        Now if my memory serves me right a number of former Cabinet Ministers have just been convicted for just guessing at numbers in company prospectus’s. How come the same rules don’t apply to the people running our country?

  4. Ordinary_Bloke 4

    Aaaargh !

  5. Jim Nald 6

    To Key and his cronies
    Wot pathetic effort. Fourth year in and you throw up a Monster Ministry to install a Monster Minister.

  6. One stark contrast is key had a prepared speech,shearer’s was off the cuff.

  7. MadMac 8

    As one of the public servants affected by these proposals I fail to see any prospect of systems or structures that will support the frontline delivery of services to my fellow New Zealanders.
    My experience with government forced organisational change has been one of continuing to repeat the failed experiments of the past.

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