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TAGS Barnaby Joyce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Michael Thawley, Paul Grimes, WA Department of Agriculture and Food
Confusion remains as the federal government dumps a second Agriculture secretary, with Dr Paul Grimes falling victim to a difference of opinion with Barnaby Joyce.
Former ministers who worked with dismissed mandarin Paul Grimes have defended the former departmental secretary’s professionalism, impartiality and integrity, but there remains little clarity on why he was removed.
Dr Grimes was “terminated” as secretary of the Department of Agriculture on Friday after his current minister Barnaby Joyce said the pair agreed that “a relationship of strong mutual confidence between the secretary and myself was not a realistic prospect.”
Tony Burke, former Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Minister, says his then-departmental secretary represented the highest public service ideals:
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