Thursday, April 05, 2018

The obvious question

Last month, the government announced a cattle cull to combat an infectious disease. The opposition has been hammering them over why it took so long, and now we know the answer: because officials hid important information from their Minister:

Officials delayed releasing a report which was critical of them, making it harder to fight crippling cattle disease mycoplasma bovis, the Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity says.

A review of the animal tracking programme NAIT, started in 2016 under the previous government, and a report was scheduled to be completed in March 2017.

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor said a final report was only recently given to him after he asked for its completion.

Which leads to the obvious question: do those self-serving, arse-covering, unprofessional officials still have their jobs? Because they clearly shouldn't.