Advice for new ministers
Chris Trotter and Gordon Campbell need have no fear, there is no great "libertarian experiment" about to break out at the top -- more's the pity. Instead we have a public service full of what Liberty Scott calls bright-eyed bushy-tailed mediocrities who have spent nine years serving a pro-active interventionist government who will now be serving a status-quo interventionist government full of bright-eyed bushy-tailed mediocrities.
So there's some sort of symmetry there, I guess, if not much in the way of progress.
Still, should that be an unfair judgement and any of the new ministers be harbouring anything in their breasts in the way of experimenting, Scott proffers some advice on advice on how to deal with the mediocrities working for them.