Phil Gaetjens named PM&C secretary, to replace Martin Parkinson

Doug Dingwall
Daniel Burdon
Updated July 25 2019 - 4:30pm, first published 10:53am

Scott Morrison's decision to elevate his former chief of staff Phil Gaetjens to head the public service "paints a picture" Labor is worried about - but the Opposition says it will give the new appointee a chance.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

Daniel Burdon

Daniel Burdon

ACT Assembly Reporter

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