Michael Pezzullo: a privileged agency head and his discourteous dispute

By Markus Mannheim
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:12pm, first published August 5 2014 - 3:00am

A warning: this article is crammed with conflicts of interest. Fortunately, they are readily apparent, so you can judge for yourself any bias in my words. I am writing about a spat between a colleague and a government agency head. Disputes between journalists and senior officials are not unusual; they are part of (semi-) public life. But this one highlights some extraordinary protections enjoyed by public servants in Parliament, which I will get to shortly.

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