Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have se
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TAGS Tony Abbott, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Blair Comley, Mike Baird
Blair Comley, an economist run out of Canberra by Tony Abbott, will move to Macquarie Street as secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Blair Comley, sent packing from Canberra by the Abbott government, will become New South Wales’ most powerful bureaucrat under Premier Mike Baird.
Comley was one of the architects of Labor’s emissions reduction programs as secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, before moving to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Prime Minister Tony Abbott offered him a payout to leave last September.
Baird’s secretary role has been unfilled since Chris Eccles was moved on in June. Baird effected a spill of the role and Eccles chose not to reapply. Simon Smith has been acting in the role.
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Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have seen it first hand. Now, it's official.