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Ben Morton rejects politicisation of public service as 'outrageous slur', sees frank and fearless advice

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated November 7 2021 - 9:59pm, first published 6:30pm
Minister Ben Morton hit back at claims of a politicised public service. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Minister for the Public Service Ben Morton has launched a strident defence of the public service leadership, rejecting Labor leader Anthony Albanese's accusations of government interference and bureaucratic politicisation as an "outrageous slur."

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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