On Newstalk Breakfast during the 9-10pm slot Ivan Yates asked him to give 3 examples of improved public service productivity in the Dept of Defence, he said he could not, then Ivan asked for 3 examples across the entire public service, which again he seemed not to be able to. Eventually he said that the PDF had cut their numbers from 16000 to just under 10000!
I did a double take there. I do not think the PDF was ever at 16000 except during the Civil War and the Emergency. Can anyone clarify as otherwise the Minister of Defence was telling complete lies on Newstalk.
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