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The princelings topple as the new regime sweeps in

By johnboy - 18 September 2013 4

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.

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

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The princelings topple as the new regime sweeps in
54-11 10:06 pm 19 Sep 13

EvanJames said :

Jane will get PM&C, bet a packet of fantails on it.

Yep, her (long-delayed) reward for the children overboard fiasco.

EvanJames 9:24 pm 18 Sep 13

Jane will get PM&C, bet a packet of fantails on it.

LadyxBec 3:57 pm 18 Sep 13

Lisa Paul isn’t being promoted as she has been a secretary since 2004; Renee Leon is taking part of her department (employment and workplace relations); while she keeps education and re-gains tertiary which got MOG’ed out in 2011.

steveu 3:41 pm 18 Sep 13

reminds me of the final scenes of the godfather…

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