The ABC has a report on changes at the top of the public service:
The ceremony had barely finished when the Prime Minister’s office issued a press release, announcing three departmental secretaries had had their contracts terminated and the Treasury Secretary would stand down next year.
Dr Don Russell lost his job as head of the Department of Innovation, Industry Science and Research; Blair Comley was the head of the Resources, Energy and Tourism Department; and Andrew Metcalfe, a former Immigration Department chief, has been sacked as head of the Agriculture Department.
“Each of these secretaries has made a substantial contribution to public life in Australia and I wish them well for the future,” Mr Abbott said in the statement.
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The Treasury Secretary, Dr Martin Parkinson, has also told new Treasurer Joe Hockey he will stand down in the middle of 2014.
One suspects there might be more to come.
We’re also hearing AusAid is no more with DFAT taking over its functions.
UPDATE: Government News has more including the elevations of Lisa Paul, Gordon de Brouwer, Glenys Beauchamp, and Renée Leon