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New Commonwealth Departmental Appointments

13 August 2009

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The Prime Minister today announced a number of new appointments for departmental secretaries and senior statutory office-holders that will take effect in the near future.

The changes are as follows:

The following is a full updated list of Departmental Secretaries.

Departmental Secretary
Mark Paterson
Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
John Pierce
Resources, Energy and Tourism
Peter Harris
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Lisa Paul
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Martin Parkinson
Climate Change
Conall O'Connell
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Roger Wilkins
Attorney General
Ian Watt
Jeff Harmer
Families, Housing, Community Services and
Indigenous Affairs
David Tune
Finance and Deregulation
Dennis Richardson
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Jane Halton
Health and Ageing
Finn Pratt
Human Services
Andrew Metcalfe
Immigration and Citizenship
Terry Moran
Prime Minister and Cabinet
Michael Taylor
Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Development
and Local Government
Ken Henry


All Departmental Secretary appointments are for five years. The Prime Ministerís media release is available here

In conjunction with the above announcement made by the Prime Minister, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet announced several moves within senior ranks of the public service. The changes are detailed in the media release available here

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