The problem we have now is that Scott Gadd is not the departmental Secretary (Kim Evans, again – poor bugger must be getting dizzy) or the general manager (Peter Mooney) of the Parks and Wildlife Service; but nonetheless he still is the statutory Director. How is that going to work? How can the person who has power under an act of parliament to administer said act not actually be the person in charge? Mr Gadd’s signature is required on a whole load of documents, delegated to officers in many cases no-doubt, but what if he refused to sign or withdrew some delegations? He can if he wants. Or how is the The National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council going to perform its tasks properly if the person responsible for servicing and advising it, the Director, either decides not to play ball, or even if he does, has no authority to actually implement anything? Read Peter Tucker’s full analysis here