RED TAPE WAS NEVER SO MUCH FUN
NOT since has an Aussie satire skewered the ridiculous bureaucracy of government as acutely as – which returns for its fourth season this week. The masterful Rob Sitch (above) anchors this series with aplomb as Tony Woodford, the voice of reason at the Nation Building Authority, an infrastructure department short on logic. Tonight, he’s asked to sign off on a Tasman port but is a tad alarmed by the complicated financing structure that he discovers involves Rhonda (Kitty Flanagan) consider using a real TV star to sex up the Intergenerational Report, an expensive demographic study consistently ignored by the public. It has all the razor-sharp wit of the late, great John Clarke, with a refreshingly irreverent take on some of the breathtaking idiocy of public policy-making today. At least the funding of this Working Dog comedy is your taxpayer dollars put to good use. Better value than Question Time.