Friday, January 26, 2007

Congratulations to Ken Henry

Australia's number one economic bureaucrat is now a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia, just about the highest honour this country has.

Steve Lewis
tells the story best.

TREASURY Secretary Ken Henry is the nation's second-most powerful bureaucrat, charged with keeping the economy chugging along in top gear.

But if you really want to animate Dr Henry, don't ask him about balancing budgets and paying off debt. Instead, question him over his passion for saving injured native animals and nurturing them back to health.

I wrote a bit more about Ken Henry late last year.