Public service overhaul: 18 departments down to 14, five secretaries sacked

Sally Whyte
Adrian Rollins
By Sally Whyte, and Adrian Rollins
Updated December 11 2019 - 4:19am, first published December 5 2019 - 3:00am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a major shake-up of the public service today, with five department heads shown the door and the number of departments reduced to 14.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

Adrian Rollins

Adrian Rollins

Journalist

Adrian Rollins is a public service reporter for the Canberra Times