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Public Sector Informant: A wink and a glossy brochure summed up Senate estimates

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated November 2 2021 - 2:36am, first published November 1 2021 - 1:00pm
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet deputy secretary Stephanie Foster winking during a Senate estimates hearing last week.

The federal government's glossy blue net zero brochures received a workout at Senate estimates last week. Senators waved them about during hearings, as if doing so might physically shake out some answers about the Coalition's climate policies. Their questions weren't extracting much information from government ministers, so you couldn't blame them for trying something different.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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