Business of Government: top policy wonk resigns, Aussie's consultant crack-down and more

Business of Government: top policy wonk resigns, Aussie's consultant crack-down and more
Relationships between ministers and their policy advisers come under enormous pressure, says DPMC's head of policy Anneliese Parkin. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Ultimate policy wonk soughtBrook Barrington, as chief executive of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC), is officially the head of the policy profession – however, the person reporting to him as deputy chief executive in charge of policy must surely be the ultimate policy wonk?For the past eight years, that role has been held by Anneliese Parkin, who has worked in the policy profession for more than 20 years. But now she’s now moving on to fresh pastures and the job is up for grabs.Parkin took only 12 years to rise fr...

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