Shit is going down.
Police. Transport. Housing. MFAT. Christchurch. Health. Education
Prime Minister does not sack Wally Haumaha, on advice of Solicitor General and Independent Police Authority, despite PM going all-out on pro women and anti bullying to get into power.
Primary and secondary school industrial action deep into next year.
Head of NZTA resigns last week, with NZTA in total turmoil. Major report to Parliament in March and more big damage coming.
Kiwibuild Chief Executive not working and in employment dispute.
Public Service Commissioner has to go on tv apologising for agencies including MFAT spying on citizen activists against agribusiness.
Christchurch Southern Response head fired and replaced.
Ministry of Health restructuring and resignations.
All inside 2 weeks.
Here’s the teetering balance: how much Wellington-political-economy damage can this lot sustain while pushing reform across so many Ministries?
Many knives, many backs, making enemies that deliver their goods to National and then to media. That’s the perpetual cycle. Attrition really drags government down many gears.
Governments rely on public servants.
Can reform momentum last when so many Ministries are so pissed off?