Saturday, June 13, 2009

When blaming a bureaucrat maybe just too easy

Russell Rees,Waller or some other persons with some authority, could well be the fall guys from the Royal Commission into the Victorian 2009 Bushfires, leaving some other members who should be focused on for their poor decision making in the clear. More importantly the main objective of why better decisions weren't made won't be the focus .
The really big problem is that our leaders are into quickfix - growing the response services BUT not the proper planning services.  
The point is the fires were an uncontrollable risk and you will find fault everywhere - the point of the RC should be on poor procedure, not the blame game - poor process ofetn pushes responsibility up higher ( and lower) than is often the focus. That's a lot of people - how many should the inquiry be interviewing to get the picture?

If there is no proper process review ( and changes) there is point in allowing the blame game to risk getting out of control. Will the enquiry find out how processes can be improved when the obfiscation risks are hardly known.
If I didn't think we risk great injustice here, this blog would not exist .
For a more detailed review of this current controversy click Here

What a great idea minister

You never heard it? because you never will hear it said in his presence
Ministers get suspiciuos hearing what sounds like hype when they are surrounded by so much of it.
So, what happens to encourage him when HE has a really good idea. (one that can benefit both Parties ).
We should be worried - call in the wolf busters right away.
As for Wise Intelligent Members of Parliament ( who are wimps in name only), fortunately for them - they don't have to rely on all the noise makers - they can just blog ! Wow ......thanks blogger !

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Finding a better power to weight ratio

The most frightening thing to watch ( means lots of waste, duckshoving and indecision ) IS when an authority is stressed by its responsibilities is to watch them grow.- carelessly
Even with field focused HODS ( heads of department) the risk is their departmnets will fill up with people who pass the buck and the PC
The culling of such hidden obfuscation elements is really difficult because ther are genuinely good reasons for the people - if not always the process and the talking points .

All institations in crisis should probably be asked not" how many" but how few do you need "- then at least the emperor wpould have some idea of who is hiding where -. I would be really tough on ministerial advisers , and if no heads are appearing near the top - expect PC and cartharsis ( including ministry loss) as the only solutions . say no more !

Have some sympathy for stressed departmens, but don't assume they need more power . Maybe they are holding onto power too closely
see the dilemma of Vic government over the incident control systems for bushfires .