TOP MANDARIN: Changing of the guard

By Daniel Burdon
Updated July 25 2019 - 9:03am, first published 1:40am

The retirement of Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary Dr Martin Parkinson will put an end to one of the Australian public service's most storied but turbulent careers, while a former Foreign Minister has labelled him the most outstanding public servant of his generation.



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