by Jan Logie
My pick for the next Public Service restructuring announcement:
Paula Bennett will replace MSD policy and funding departments with an 0800PaulaKnowsBest number.
Yesterday in response to my questions about the unsustainable funding situation faced by Wellington Rape Crisis, who have been forced to rely on guilt money from Hells Pizza for awarding a prize for this, the Minister said WRC should have come see her. No matter they’d alerted MSD through the proper channels and there’s a whole unit to advise her on funding.
So basically she’s saying MSD regional funding officers are unnecessary and she will sort everything.
She also chose not to ask MSD to provide her with advice on her plans to drug test beneficiaries because she said it’s just common sense.
She may as well set up the 0800PaulaKnowsBest line if it’s just all about her.