Pezzullo and the public interest

By Richard Mulgan
December 4 2018 - 12:06am

The Department of Home Affairs secretary, Michael Pezzullo, is far from the typical Westminster-style mandarin, at least in his public persona. Instead of avoiding publicity and seeking anonymity wherever possible, he actively cultivates a high public profile, particularly through his wide-ranging speeches. Moreover, rather than pursue an image of political neutrality, he has not been afraid to speak out in support of controversial government policies.

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