Thursday, October 20, 2005

New Game: How many can you abolish?

Here's a new game, proposed by Mike Heine at Act on Campus. He's come up with fifteen Ministers and their associated ministries, departments and real estate that coud face the chop without the world being any the poorer for their loss -- indeed, quite the reverse! -- and he's wondering if anyone might have a longer list.

Well Mike, I guess mine is bigger than yours...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would abolish the Ministry of Justice? The Chief Electoral Office?

10/20/2005 11:14:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

I think there may have been a few over-hasty inclusions (Justice, Defence, etc), but better too many abolitions than not enough, eh? :-)

10/21/2005 08:54:00 am  
Blogger Phil said...

Yeah, and the New Zealand Government is also on the list. But it does specify "the vast majority" could be abolished, not all of them.

It's safe to say we wouldn't miss anything that ends in "Development".

*Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust
*Companies Office, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Crown Minerals, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Electrical Workers Registration Board, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Energy Safety Service, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Family and Community Services, part of Ministry of Social Development
*Heartland Services, part of Ministry of Social Development
*Insolvency and Trustee Service, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*International Services, part of Ministry of Social Development
*Leadership Development Centre
*Measurement and Product Safety Service, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Ministry of Consumer Affairs, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Ministry of Economic Development
*Ministry of Social Development
*Ministry of Tourism, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Ministry of Youth Development
*Motor Vehicle Traders Register, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*New Zealand Agency for International Development, part of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
*Office for Disability Issues, part of Ministry of Social Development
*Office for Senior Citizens, part of Ministry of Social Development
*Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector, part of Ministry of Social Development
*Personal Property Securities Register, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Plant Variety Rights Office, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Radio Spectrum Management, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*Research, Information and Capability Group, part of Ministry of Economic Development
*SPEaR, part of Ministry of Social Development

wtf is Heartland Services? SPEaR? What do they do? Office for Disability Issues? What does the Research, Information and Capability Group research? Scrap them all. What a bloody waste of money and time.

Phil

10/21/2005 05:03:00 pm  

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