Tony Burton

Tony Burton is a former deputy chief economic adviser at Treasury.

Jul 1, 2019

Crocodile in the river: How public servants avoid being eaten by the OIA

Random attacks are only a moment's inattention away so government officials learn to watch their step when committing anything to the written record, writes Tony Burton.

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Jun 20, 2019

How bosses' obsession with vapid slogans borked the public sector

Public service chief executives are now more interested in making their mark than providing government ministers with decent advice – and it's having disastrous consequences.

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