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Latika Bourke

Latika Bourke is a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age based in London. She has previously worked for Fairfax Media, the ABC and 2UE in Canberra. Latika won the Walkley Award for Young Australian Journalist of the Year in 2010.

Unlike Lloyd, PM&C head Martin Parkinson the public service's capability and the quality of its advice is declining.

Parkinson to return after Abbott exile

The top Treasury official sacked under the former Abbott-Credlin regime looks set to be returned from the cold and promoted to the public service's top job and made Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.