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Ambush by consultation paper

Kerry Underwood despairs at the continuing onslaught of government consultations

14 February 2017

Government consultations have for a long time been a waste of time, a fact recognised by the almost complete lack of engagement by the 64 million people of this country.

The general responders are other government and quasi-government organisations, and self-interest groups who justify their existence by preparing reports and reporting on reports and consulting on consultations.

Now you may ask, if, like Communist Russia, this keeps a few hundred thousand unemployables off the dole, what harm is done? Until recently, I might have agreed, but now there are reasons not to.

First, many people who should know better seem to think someone is listening. They are not. I never bet, but if I did I would put a lot of money on the progress and outcome of two current legal consultations:

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