Chris Bowen says the government is politicising commonwealth agencies

Labor has raised concerns about the Turnbull government’s decision to appoint former political staffers to key bureaucratic roles in proximity to the federal election expected either later this year, or in the first half of 2019.

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said on Friday: “Let’s get this right, Scott Morrison’s former chief-of-staff and Mathias Cormann’s former chief-of-staff have been parachuted into secretary and deputy secretary of treasury roles.”

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