Mal Grierson - 00:20:20

Mal Grierson
Mal Grierson describes his appointment as the head of the Treasury Electronic Data Processing (EDP)  branch, now known as CITEC, by Leo Hielscher without consulting his minister. He outlines the interface between the public service and political process, and notes that at the time IT was a very specialised field that few in cabinet would have knowledge of. He discusses the backgrounds of those in cabinet and their relationship to his field of expertise.