Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has given former Treasury Secretary, Dr Martin Parkinson, a new lease on public life, appointing him head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, according to The AFR.
This is great news. Dr Parkinson has an excellent understanding of tax reform and is well placed to guide Prime Minister Turnbull through the Tax White Paper process, currently underway via the Australian Treasury.
Dr Parkinson is also an expert on environmental economics, having formerly been secretary to the Department of Climate Change.
We wish him well in his new role and look forward to many important contributions on the economic policy front.