The new arrangements for Departmental Secretaries of the Commonwealth Public Service have been announced.
New appointments are listed in the table below.
|Mark Paterson||Innovation, Industry, Science and Research|
|Peter Boxall||Resources, Energy and Tourism|
|Patricia Scott||Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy|
|Lisa Paul||Education, Employment and Workplace Relations|
|Martin Parkinson||Climate Change|
Most Secretaries will remain in their existing portfolios.
These existing positions are listed below.
|Conall O'Connell||Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry|
|Robert Cornall||Attorney General|
|Jeff Harmer||Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs|
|Ian Watt||Finance and Administration|
|Michael L'Estrange||Foreign Affairs and Trade|
|Jane Halton||Health and Ageing|
|Helen Williams||Human Services|
|Andrew Metcalfe||Immigration and Citizenship|
|Peter Shergold||Prime Minister and Cabinet|
|Michael Taylor||Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Development and Local Government|
All Departmental Secretary appointments will be for five years.
Note that Dr Peter Shergold, the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, has indicated that he intends to leave at the conclusion of his five year term in February 2008.