Labor should sack PM&C boss Phil Gaetjens if it wins government: Senator Rex Patrick

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated November 25 2021 - 8:23am, first published 8:00am
Phil Gaetjens. Picture: Karleen Minney

Independent senator Rex Patrick has doubled down on his criticisms of the Prime Minister's department over its refusal to release national cabinet documents, saying it has been politicised and that Labor should sack its secretary Phil Gaetjens if it wins government.


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

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