Susan O’Keeffe: IFAC’s analysis deserve to be discussed by civil servants and advisors in a public way
Any rejection of the Council’s advice must be grounded in solid argument
Advice always carries a weakening caveat. No matter who is supplying advice at any time, in reality, that advice is really an opinion, broader and deeper if formed by a group, but an opinion nonetheless. Advice has a role to play across all strategic and planning decisions, especially on behalf of a nation, but that role can be hazy and ill-defined. And sometimes deliberately so.
One of the less obvious fallouts from this pandemic is...
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