Via Aussie Bob:
Ignorance and a total lack of responsibility are the new twin engines of power...From the comments:
The parliamentary aftermath of the Cole inquiry suggests that politics has now invaded, some would say infected, every aspect of public life. Political survival and plausible deniability are now the paramount objectives of public administration. Executive government and the bureaucracy are now seemingly inseparable, their fates intertwined. They exist to look after each other… which suggests the rest of us will have to look after ourselves.
A sad reflection of a public that doesn’t give a shit about anything unless it directly effects them...