Services Australia chief Renée Leon calls for public servants to get on-the-ground experience

Doug Dingwall
Updated November 10 2019 - 5:06pm, first published November 8 2019 - 1:00pm

The head of Australia's largest federal department has urged public servants who design policy to get on-the-ground experience delivering government programs.

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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

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