27 Apr 2018

Shane Jones' bureacracy comments 'dangerous' - expert

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 27 April 2018

An academic is warning that giving politicians the power to hire and fire top civil servants at will - as proposed by Regional Development Minister Shane Jones - would be dangerous. Mr Jones is blaming a sluggish bureaucracy for dragging the chain on infrastructure and says the public service needs what he calls "a political laxative". Dr Chris Eichbaum is with Victoria University's School of Government. He talks to Guyon Espiner.