PM&C secretary Phil Gaetjens a 'cover-up expert' burying Coalition govt secrets: Senator Rex Patrick

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated November 30 2021 - 8:00am, first published 7:30am
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary Phil Gaetjens. Picture: Karleen Minney

The Prime Minister's Department says Independent senator Rex Patrick has demoralised public servants and damaged Australia's system of government by criticising one of its freedom of information officials and accusing her of being "politicised".

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad
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