Mergers & Schisms

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, March 11th, 2011 - 10 comments
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Last National government: split Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

This National government: merge Agriculture and Fisheries.

In times of economic recession and disaster National know the really important things to focus on – like changing the titles of departments.  Just as long as they keep those civil servants busy and away from helping the public we’ll all be fine.

10 comments on “Mergers & Schisms”

  1. Lanthanide 1

    Didn’t John Key say, before the election (or shortly after) that there would be no massive re-organisation of the public sector because it’s inefficient and doesn’t achieve much?

    • Tigger 1.1

      Come on Lath, the earthquake means all their promises and plans are out the window! Everything they do now is because of the earthquake.

      • Lanthanide 1.1.1

        They were floating this plan from before the earthquake struck. So that tired line really doesn’t work at all.

    • Rosy 1.2

      Apparently so. In a speech to the PSA before the election He also agreed to uphold a greater degree of political neutrality in the public service. I guess that was a euphemism for a hand-picked working party. I’d quite like to see the original wording of that speech.

      • ianmac 1.2.1

        You put your right hand in, (To save costs)
        You pull the right hand out (To save costs)
        Then you shake it all about (To confuse the people)
        That’s what its all about. (That is that 1+1 =11)
        Meanwhile back in the jungle…..

        • neoleftie 1.2.1.1

          yes and labour have grown a third middle hand as well that can be either the left or right hand.
          left hand is the wipee one and the right hand is the double dipper..

  2. tc 2

    Gotta love that corpratocracy approach….do something regardless of whatever the outcome is as that’s progressive/ paradigm shifting/step change etc etc…..they call it moving forward…like leemings do.

    • Deadly_NZ 2.1

      Leemings??? like Noel? Or do you mean Lemmings ? little rodents that all follow the leader blindly upto and yes, even over the cliff.. Oh Shit sorry your right that is the National government..

  3. handle 3

    Look at this with changes to the Resource Management system in mind. And keep an eye on what Kerry Prendergast is up to with the new EPA.

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