How the public service conned Hockey

Joe Hockey has become a puppet for parts of the public service that have lost touch with the nation. He needs to wake up and take charge.

Suddenly, one of the root causes of the Abbott government’s problems and Australia’s falling growth rate is becoming apparent.

While the Senate quagmire is a clear obstacle, it is also in part a symptom of a much deeper problem -- too many government ministers have become puppets for parts of the public service that have lost touch with the nation.

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