Efficient and Effective Government Agencies

Decentralisation of state government agencies, and in particular those whose primary focus is in regional areas.

It would be nice to think that those making decisions on our urban and regional resource have some connection with them. They rarely do yet they advise their portfolio Minister who ends up making laws and regulations.  Is it any wonder then that some of the decisions made frustrate us immensely?

It might be horribly outrageous for them, but our government agencies need to be located where the action is. To do otherwise limits their knowledge of what they regulate to what they are seeing on TV. Their proximity to the city also exposes them to influence from groups with political agendas that bureaucrats should not be exposed to.

DEPI and Parks Victoria are two obvious examples of agencies that need to go bush.