Keiran Ryan of Sorrento (The Age 1/3/10) complains that he feels he is in the middle of an episode of Yes Minister with regards to the systemic failure of the Solar Energy Billing system.
Over the past few weeks Yes Minister has been mentioned on frequent occasions as an anecdote to the current workings of government. My question is why is anyone so surprised? A television comedy series whose script is based on the workings (and failings) of government? Of course it reflects with some accuracy the real processes of government and all its pitfalls.
What should be more distressing to your readers is the disturbing resemblance current government process bears to an episode of the Teletubbies.