It seems to be a common problem for this government's cabinet ministers - their departments insist on pursuing really stupid ideas merely because the government's required them to do so. Poor Murray McCully seems to suffer from outrageously incompetent senior staff in every portfolio he holds, and now it's Judith Collins having to set out "tough new expectations" for a department that foolishly, maliciously followed government policy.
ACC's shameful approach to long-term claimants has already cost it the heads of most of its board, and now Collins will be changing its objectives from those shameful and malignant requirements that, er, her own govt made it adopt 3 years ago. It should improve public confidence no end to hear that the same people who set the shameful and malignant objectives in the first place have sacked the underlings tasked with implementing them and are coming up with a new set of objectives - especially given Collins' well-earned reputation as a woman of empathy and compassion.
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