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P R I M E M I N I S T E R

FOR PRESS 24 OCTOBER 1978

PRINCIPAL PRIVATE SECRETARY

Mr D arcy T ro n so n h a s b e e n a p p o in te d as P r i n c i p a l P r i v a t e

S e c r e t a r y t o t h e P rim e M i n i s t e r . Mr T ro n s o n , 3 2 , w i l l ta k e

up t h e p o s t e a r l y i n D ecem ber.

Mr T ro n so n g r a d u a t e d i n law , a n d i s c u r r e n t l y a s s i s t a n t to

th e F e d e r a l D i r e c t o r o f t h e L i b e r a l P a r t y , Mr Tony E g g le to n .

He w i l l s u c c e e d Mr D ale Budd, O . B . E . , who a f t e r m ore th a n

3 y e a r s a s Mr F r a s e r 's P r i n c i p a l P r i v a t e S e c r e t a r y i s re s u m in g

a c a r e e r a s a m anagem ent c o n s u l t a n t .

As P r i n c i p a l P r i v a t e S e c r e t a r y , Mr T ro n so n w i l l ta k e o v e r

r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o r m an ag in g a n d c o - o r d i n a t i n g t h e w ork o f

t h e P rim e M i n i s t e r 's o f f i c e .

The P rim e M i n i s t e r s a i d h e w is h e d t o p ay t r i b u t e t o t h e h ig h c a l i b r e

o f Mr B u d d 's w ork a s a s e n i o r member o f h i s p r i v a t e s t a f f , b o th

i n O p p o s itio n a n d i n G overnm ent.