Labor should sack PM&C boss Phil Gaetjens if it wins government: Senator Rex Patrick

Doug Dingwall
Updated November 25 2021 - 7:23pm, first published 7:00pm
Phil Gaetjens. Picture: Karleen Minney
Phil Gaetjens. Picture: Karleen Minney

Independent senator Rex Patrick has doubled down on his criticisms of the Prime Minister's department over its refusal to release national cabinet documents, saying it has been politicised and that Labor should sack its secretary Phil Gaetjens if it wins government.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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