Peter has left for Central Qld.
He would not be at all surprised to hear that your experience is the same as his.
I have attended almost every meeting Peter has had with the Bureaucracy, so with your okay I will answer your questions in Peter's absence.
As in the TV program 'Yes, Minister' the pollies are run by the bureaucrats....Canberra is no different.Is there anyone in government that is willing to help you further NSF in the real world.”
In the last 5 years we have spoken to a number of pollies but NO one from the present Labour government.
We have had meetings with the former Opposition leader, Malcolm Turnbull, Greg Hunt, Tony Abbott, Senator Nick Xenophon and a scattering of others.
Every approach to meet with a labour pollie has meet with 'Sorry, unavailable'. Peter has little or no time for any of the Labour mob, so the feelings mutual.
But on the +ve side we had meet with ALL the senior bureaucrats, Terry Moran-PMC, Ken Henry- Treasury, Robyn Kruck- DEHWA, etc etc.
These people have been introduced via the former GG....his help has been tremendous. And he is fully onside.
But its NOT the top Executive we need to convince but the middle order eschleon that have been the main problem...the Opposition from within DAFF if you mention the word 'willow' see you die the death of a thousand cuts.
The key words here are relied upon. The answer to that question is it remains to be seen.Among the people that you have had discussions with is there anyone that can be relied upon to help change those 3 issues above.
Michaael Jeffery has formed a group called Outcomes Australia. They have as one of their core projects...Restoring our Landscape.
And one of their central objectives is to identify ALL the blockages that prevent implementation of NSF and then mount the best strategy to have the blockages overturned.
Head of PMCWho are those people?
Head of Treasury
Head of DEWHA
Head of DAFF
Our best chance is thru MJ and Outcomes Australia....The General will make it happen, Of that I am confident.[If the policy makers and legislators will not change then what is the next step for NSF?