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Senator Rex Patrick puts public servants on notice in naming FOI official

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
November 24 2021 - 6:30pm
Rex Patrick in the Senate chamber at Parliament House on Wednesday. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Public servants do their best to fly under the radar. One of the last places they want their names to appear is parliamentary Hansard, especially when it's linked to anything controversial.


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

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