March 26 in history
2 hours ago
The number of public servants in Wellington continues to climb, and is higher than at any point since National took office in 2008.
National created a new measure of "core" public servants, separating back office roles from those it says are consumer-facing. It says the new measure shows the number of bureaucrats is dropping, down 754 from the start of this year to 35,656.
"We're delivering less bureaucracy, and more teachers, social workers, doctors, and nurses," State Services Minister Paula Bennett said in a statement.
"Key has stood head and shoulders above the rest in the polls, and his party romped home in its third election, the third time in a row it has added extra seats as well."All of which goes to highlight the folly of those who are squandering their valuable question time in parliament banging on about Cameron Slater. All they are doing is giving him free publicity. They fail to understand Slater will return their compliments in spades, when it best suits him and worst suits them.