Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Police Commissioner offers more policy advice

In yesterday’s article Top Cop shooting from the hip (again), I highlighted Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan’s apparent ability to do what many of his peers are forbidden from doing: publicly discussing issues of policy. Indeed, Mr O’Callaghan appears to be almost totally unencumbered when talking to his employers via the media across a number of portfolio areas.
This is of particular interest to the QBF because he distinctly recalls being told by the Premier’s right hand man in a weekly meeting of Chiefs of Staff that public servants talking publicly about government policy would not be tolerated. That warning shot was specific to a utility boss who had publicly answered some speculative questions, but the message to me and the other 16 Ministerial underlings...

Read the full article at TheGoodOil.org: Police Commissioner offers more policy advice

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