It's hardly a surprise that the NZ govt continues to work at a glacial pace, but when the DIA minister Peter Dunne promised that his report on passport validity would be released by 'early December' last year nothing happened, when pressured by us cabinet said 'we are working on policy due for release early in the new year' well it's now January the 20th, quite late in the new year by my book, and it seems the delays are all about squeezing the most revenue possible from you and I, the long suffering taxpayer.
Quite likely the minister is still on holiday, he's probably down at the coiffeur getting his hair done, or shopping for his 2015 collection of bow ties. Our policy makers could still be sitting on a beach in Hawaii sipping cocktails and smoking the odd cigar - all the while conveniently forgetting their salaries are taxpayer funded.
So, how long does it take to send a report? I know that in this electronic age I am able to send a .pdf halfway across the world in a matter of seconds, so why does it take the DIA nearly 2 months to send their report? Even if the report were delivered by hand from 46 Waring Taylor St to the Beehive the walk is 20 minutes at the most, so why are we waiting?