Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pure cronyism III

Last month, ACT's John Banks claimed to have appointed ACT-crony Catherine Isaac to head the charter schools implementation committee. Then, when questioned about it, he was quick to say that the appointment was "not confirmed" and that no appointment had officially been made. Today, the government finally made those formal appointments - and you'd never guess who heads the list. That's right - ACT-crony Catherine Isaac...

Again, this is a shabby exercise in cronyism, made worse by the attempt to cover it up. Isaac has no relevant expertise to justify this appointment. She has been given the position (and a generous public salary) solely on the basis of ideology and party affiliation. That is not how our public service is supposed to work.