What on earth does it take to fire Barry Matthews

Barry Matthews at Corrections has more lives than tha herd of cats. He used up another one today.

Just weeks after confidential files were left lying around for a blogger to pick up, today there was another escape. Fortunately he has been recaptured after making it to Auckland overnight.

I ask again, What does it take for this guy to go?

This is the man who left INCIS in ignominy, bolted off to a cushy job on the West Australian Police but screwed that up as well and got himself named in a Royal Commission into Police Corruption and then came slinking back to NZ and scored the Corrections job which could hardly be described as a stellar job there either.

Put this man’s name right near the top of the list of senior civil servants to DCM the day after the election.