Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 18:13 | SYDNEY
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Breaking: Departmental appointments

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

13 August 2009 16:20

Fairfax's Peter Martin seems to be the only one with a transcript of the PM's announcement. Highlights:

  • Dennis Richardson to head DFAT.
  • Nick Warner from Defence to ASIS.
  • Ian Watt from Finance to Defence.

So the question now: with Richardson returning from Washington, who's our next US Ambassador?

UPDATE: Christian Kerr at The Oz has the story, speculating that Kim Beazley or Peter Costello could get the nod for Washington.

RANDOM THOUGHT: The departure of Michael L'Estrange from DFAT is bad news for Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, given L'Estrange is Smith's closest bureaucratic ally.