How Peter Woolcott's journey to the centre of bureaucracy began

By Doug Dingwall & Sally Whyte
Updated October 24 2018 - 6:31am, first published 12:00am

For Peter Woolcott, dinner table conversations with his father nurtured a fascination with politics that never turned into a desire to become a politician. Instead, he carved a career that edged ever closer to the centre of federal government while never standing for elected office himself.

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