Business of government: in defence of Kiri Allan, who's getting pay rises, SFO, XRB and more...

Business of government: in defence of Kiri Allan, who's getting pay rises, SFO, XRB and more...
Kiri Allan may have a point. (Image: NZME)
Victoria Young
"Happy departments are all alike; every unhappy department is unhappy in its own way."Former conservation minister Kiri Allan may have gotten into hot water for outbursts against departmental staff, but it is possible she may have had a rightful sense of frustration over the conservation department, no matter how badly she expressed it.A recent review of the department’s Conservation Management Planning System shows wider problems than just the management system, which has been a mess for decades and will remain so wit...

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