PSA statement on remarks by Housing Minister Phil Twyford
PSA statement on remarks by Housing Minister Phil
For attribution to PSA National Secretary
"The PSA is disappointed that the Minister
of Housing has chosen to make personalised comments in this
"It is public servants' job to give free, frank and
fearless advice to politicians.
"Sometimes, this will
involve giving those politicians advice they do not like -
but that is their role in ensuring an open and transparent
"The age of the public servants who prepared
this advice is irrelevant, as their work is endorsed by
their Department - in this case, Treasury.
"We would hope
the Minister reflects on this incident and chooses not to
take this tack in the
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