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MRS WARWICK

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FOR PRESS ' 20 DECEMBER 1977

SENIOR PUBLIC SERVICE APPOINTMENTS

The Prime Minister this afternoon announced that the

Governor-General in Council had approved a number of senior appointments in the Australian Public Service, following the

swearing-in this morning of the new Ministry, .

Mr D.H„ McKay, O.B.E., who was Secretary to the Department of

Overseas Trade prior to its abolition, will become Secretary

Designate-in the Department of Primary Industry.. Mr W. Ives, C.B.E.,

will remain, as Permanent Head of rthatr Department for a period to

"attend to existing, commitments . Mr McKay is a .former Director of

the^ Bue-aru::of: Agricultural. Economics in the Department of .

Primary Industry and has wide experience in primary industry matters.

Mr J. Scully, who was Secretary to the Department of National

Resources prior to its abolition, has been appointed Secretary to the

newly created Department of Trade and Resources. Mr Scully has also

been appointed as- Secretary, to the Department of the Special Trade

Representative» Prior to his appointment to the position of

Secretary to the then Department of;Minerals and Energy in August 1975

Mr Scully was a Deputy Secretary in the then Department of

Trade and Industry. .

Mr A.J. Woods has beenappointed as Secretary to the newly created

Department of National Development. Before his promotion earlier

this year as a Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime

Minister and Cabinet, Mr Woods was a Deputy Secretary in tine

Department of Industry and Commerce. . ·

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The Government has yet to complete the selection processes for

appointment of a Permanent Head for the newly created Department ct

Home Affairs. A number of functions>have been transferred to the

Department of Home Affairs from the Department of Administrative

Services and Mr A.R. Palmer, Deputy Secretary in the Department

of Administrative Services, has been named as Acting Secretary to

the Department of Home Affairs until a Permanent Head is chosen.

The appointments of Messrs. McKay, Scully, Woods and Palmer

are effective from today.