Today I received a letter from the Prime Minister thanking me for my less-than-enthusiastic participation in the 2020 summit.
The most interesting part of the letter was the date. It says ‘April 2008′, with a hand-written ’30’ in front of it. If this is when the letter was actually prepared, it has taken Rudd’s office the best part of a month just to post a letter.
As I was saying, a 30% cut in Ministerial staff cannot be done without consequences.