Monday, December 17, 2007

Is the public service thrilled at the change? You bet.

Stephen Bartos, in today's Crikey.

"Treasury is hard put to contain its pleasure at being publicly elevated to a more influential position in the new government, and is relishing its enhanced role. When Julia Gillard paid a surprise visit to her department, she was treated to a rock star’s welcome, with enough chants and hollering to shake anyone’s preconceptions of a staid public service. There’s nothing like being given greater influence to bring out the enthusiasm in public servants."