Yes, We Have No Patrick Colmer Speeches
I really shouldn’t complain about FIRB secrecy. Variations on ‘Patrick Colmer speech’ are now the number one search term delivering traffic to this site. Alan Jury’s Chanticleer column in the AFR yesterday (gated, so no link) deserves considerable credit for highlighting the issue of making pseudo-policy announcements via speeches that are not in the public domain. As Jury noted, it makes a complete mockery of the government’s posturing on transparency and accountability in international fora like the G20, not to mention the ‘Government 2.0 Taskforce’ (I would settle for some Government 1.0).
posted on 01 October 2009 by skirchner in Economics, Foreign Investment
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