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APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENTAL SECRETARIES

Prime Minister - Howard, John

Media Release - 29 December 1996

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Following Mr Sandy Hollway's decision to take up employment with the
Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, I shall recommend
to the Governor-General the appointment of Mr Stephen Sedgwick,
Secretary to the Department of Finance, to replace Mr Hollway as
Secretary to the Department of Employment, Education, Training and
Youth Affairs. 1
In Mr Sedgwic+' s place as Secretary to the Department of Finance I shall
recommend thq appointment of Dr Peter Boxall, currently the Principal
Adviser to the reasurer.
It is proposed t
effect on 18 Ja
It is also propo
Resources and,
Energy, will rq
Department of
Mr Taylor will
sometime late
I am pleased t
government's
by Mr Taylor
Dr Boxall and Lat Mr Sedgwick's and Dr Boxall's appointments take
uary 1997.
sed that Mr Russell Higgins, currently Executive Director,
Energy Group, Department of Primary Industries and
place Mr Greg Taylor AO as the Secretary of the
Industry, Science and Tourism. It is envisaged that
take up new responsibilities involving the Commonwealth
in 1997.
be able to take this opportunity to express the
preat appreciation for the highly valued contribution made
nd Mr Hollway and wish them and Mr Sedgwick,
Mr Higgnis every good wish in their new roles.
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