Government is inefficient and often lets us down. Be it wasteful spending and white elephant projects or the failure to look after children in state care and provide decent care for the elderly, a lot of government failings come back to a dysfunctional and broken administrative system.
We have a massive bureaucracy that isn’t as good at delivering services for our money as it could or ought to be.
Old Politics Failure
Politicians have failed to provide the leadership for true change and betterment of our administration. They have performed some window dressing, making quangos look like companies with CEO’s and boards of directors, but used it simply as another opportunity to give jobs to the boys.
The parties of old politics have pandered to special interests and entrenched senior civil servants at the expense of the people.
Aaron’s plan calls for top to bottom transformation in which we will look at every job that government does – every department, every agency, every hospital, every manager and every cent – and develop a new plan to get rid of bureaucracy in favour of results. We have seen this done in the private sector in companies bigger than our own government, and we have seen it done in our own public sector with the reform of the Defence Forces in the 1990’s.
- Following the Defence Forces example, bring in outside experts and give them total access with the goal of analysing everything the government does and how it does it
- Ask them to answer this question: What do we need to do to make government efficient, modern and effective?
- Take the answers and do it