Government agencies around Australia are standing up to support the campaign to end violence against women today for White Ribbon Day.
ALL THINGS P: The federal government wants to know which open data would be most useful to business, researc
We recently moved our readers to a new system. You may need to reset your password here to login.
Not a member ? Join here for free.
Forgot your password?
Home News New secretary appointments for Health, Attorney-General’s
Text size :
TAGS appointments, Attorney-General's Department, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Health, Department of Immigration and Border Protection
The Attorney General’s Department gets a replacement for Roger Wilkins, with a strong background in international law. Meanwhile, the Immigration secretary shifts to Health.
Two new federal secretary appointments have been announced today, with Martin Bowles moving to head the Department of Health and Chris Moraitis given a top appointment for the first time to head the Attorney-General’s Department.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the appointments would take effect on October 13 and September 15 respectively.
Chris Moraitis is replacing Roger Wilkins at A-GD, who retired last week. Moraitis is a long-serving diplomat and international law expert, having been with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade since joining as a graduate trainee 1989 and currently serving as deputy secretary.
He served as high commissioner to Papua New Guinea as well as diplomatic missions in Geneva, Madrid and Paris. He has also held roles with taskforces on human rights and chemical weapons. Coming in handy for answering directly to Attorney-General George Brandis is his previous ministerial advisor experience to former foreign affairs minister Gareth Evans.
Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.
The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.
The Mandarin staff journalists.
Read Related Content
Roger Wilkins, the outgoing secretary of the federal Attorney-General's Department, has called for a privacy rethink: get used to organisations having information on you.