Phil Gaetjens out as PM&C head, acting secretary announced

Doug Dingwall
Updated May 23 2022 - 8:08pm, first published 11:19am

The Albanese government is moving to change the head of the Prime Minister's department, with Phil Gaetjens out on leave and senior public servant Stephanie Foster acting as secretary.

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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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