Clare O'Neil refers Mike Pezzullo to APS commissioner over reported texts to Scott Briggs

Miriam Webber
Updated September 25 2023 - 3:48pm, first published 8:25am
Michael Pezzullo, Home Affairs secretary. Picture by Karleen Minney
Michael Pezzullo, Home Affairs secretary. Picture by Karleen Minney
  • Update: Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo has agreed to stand aside while an investigation into his alleged correspondence with a Liberal party powerbroker takes place, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.

Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil has referred reported communications between Michael Pezzullo and a Liberal party contact to the Australian Public Service Commissioner.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

Miriam Webber is a federal politics and public sector reporter, with a keen interest in integrity, transparency and accountability in government. She has been a member of the federal political bureau since 2023, and previously worked as the city reporter. Reach her at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au