Prime Minister & Cabinet 'strongly rejects' Rex Patrick's allegations senior public servant is 'politicised'

Sarah Basford Canales
November 25 2021 - 5:30am
Senator Rex Patrick. Picture: Elesa Kurz
Senator Rex Patrick. Picture: Elesa Kurz

Independent senator Rex Patrick and the Prime Minister's department are embroiled in a war of words after the senator named a senior public servant as "incompetent" and "politicised" in the upper house using parliamentary privilege.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Politics and public sector reporter

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