Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Avani Terraces - Greenway
Life is looking up

Treasury Secretary thinks Rudd won’t win?

By longshanks - 17 July 2013 5

Some, though not all, would know that Kevin Rudd appointed a senior Treasury official as his chief of staff a couple of weeks ago. Well, an interesting staff notice went out yesterday to all Treasury inboxes, imparting this information:

“Following Jim Murphy’s appointment as the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff and Jan Harris’s subsequent transfer to the role of Executive Director, Markets Group, I have decided to fill the rule of Executive Director, Policy Coordination and Governance temporarily, pending Jim’s eventual return to this role.”

Jim Murphy’s appointment as chief of staff was in part designed to reassure business that the PM would be aware of, and sensitive to, the needs and challenges of the business sector. How reassured will they actually be, given that this is obviously being viewed as a temporary role?

Or should we just interpret this as an indication that the Treasury Secretary, and the PM’s chief of staff, view a Coalition victory as a foregone conclusion?

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
5 Responses to
Treasury Secretary thinks Rudd won’t win?
banco 8:21 pm 17 Jul 13

How can you go from a political role like COS to a Minister back to your cosy APS sinecure? Surely he should have resigned from the APS before going to work for Rudd.

moneypenny2612 7:52 pm 17 Jul 13

PantsMan said :

Treasury is the spin and fabrication wing of the ALP anyway. Jim can do his best work for Labor at Langton Crescent.

Godwin, is that you?!

PantsMan 1:47 pm 17 Jul 13

Treasury is the spin and fabrication wing of the ALP anyway. Jim can do his best work for Labor at Langton Crescent.

HiddenDragon 12:44 pm 17 Jul 13

Surely you’re not suggesting that Dr P is straying from the dismal science to the pseudo-science of psephology? (perish the thought). It’s most likely a sensible, pragmatic judgement about the rate of turnover at that level, and the likelihood of having a suitable vacancy, should it be needed, for Jim Murphy.

And yes, as p1 points out, proof-reading in the Treasury Executive area seems to have been done away with – the efficiency dividend strikes again!

p1 10:42 am 17 Jul 13

…I have decided to fill the rule of Executive Director…

Well, I guess Treasury are mostly numbers people?

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site