Thursday, 7 October 2010

If an adviser is not an expert, why have one?

Simon Benson, that master of the political beat-up from Sydney’s Daily Telegraph,had his egg beater out again this morning with a shock-horror reportthat Labor staffers have been leaving the federal Government in droves, with the latest resignation from Julia Gillard’s own office. To my eye the list did not seem so startling.
Many of the departed are from the staffs of ministers who are now in different portfolios to the ones they held when the staff were appointed. That they should now move on is not at all remarkable. And, might I add, the dismal result at the last election would suggest that as a group, the Labor advisory team was not that crash hot.
More staff turnover rather than less might be a very good idea.
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