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Presentation
The Importance of Free and Frank Advice from the Public Service
Rethinking Public Service: The PSA/Fabian Society Seminar Series (2013)
  • Matthew S. R. Palmer, QC
Abstract

There has been a systematic diminution in the quality of policy advice in the New Zealand executive government between about 1998 and 2008. That has been associated with a diminution in the willingness of public servants to provide free and frank advice. Leadership at senior political and bureaucratic levels is required to address this as well as cultural change throughout the policy capacity of the New Zealand public service.

Keywords
  • Public Service,
  • Free and Frank advice,
  • New Zealand Constitution
Publication Date
November 25, 2013
Citation Information
Matthew S. R. Palmer. "The Importance of Free and Frank Advice from the Public Service" Rethinking Public Service: The PSA/Fabian Society Seminar Series (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew-palmer/36/