26 Apr 2018

Govt bureaucracy needs 'political laxative' - Shane Jones

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 26 April 2018

The New Zealand First cabinet minister, Shane Jones, says he wants to "soften the line" between governance and bureaucracy. In an interview with Stuff, Mr Jones describes the bureaucratic system as "treacle-ridden" and says he wants Ministers to have the power to bring in, quote "shit kickers" to get things done. He discusses with Guyon Espiner how he would like to see an executive model more like that of Australia.