20 May 2012

Terence O’Brien - Meltdown at MFAT

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 20 May 2012

Terence O'Brien about the government's plans for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as it aims to cut costs and change the organisation's culture. That announcement was followed by a series of leaks and angry public protest by MFAT staffers. Terence analyses the decision to scale down the plan to slash around 300 jobs in Wellington and at embassies around the world, and cut salaries and allowances; and what change would mean to New Zealand's presence overseas.