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Appointments to the Parliamentary Workplace Support Service

Senator The Hon Don Farrell
Special Minister of State

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024

Today, I announce the appointment of Ms Leonie McGregor as the new CEO of the Parliamentary Workplace Support Service (PWSS), and members of the inaugural PWSS Advisory Board.

The PWSS is an independent statutory agency which provides support, resources, training and guidance to all MoP(S) Act staff at Parliament House and to members of Federal Parliament.

Ms Leonie McGregor brings a wealth of experience within government and the public service, and was instrumental in establishing the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority, which is now a trusted agency within our parliamentary system.

Ms McGregor will be ably supported by the Advisory Board, chaired by Ms Carmel McGregor PSM, consultant and Adjunct Professor in Governance, University of Canberra.

The Board will also include former Judge of the Federal Court, the Hon Andrew Greenwood, social inclusion and policy expert, Ms Tanya Hosch, and former MoP(S) Act staff member and experienced Chief of Staff, Ms Elizabeth Dowd.

The Government acknowledges the work of former PWSS CEO Ms Meg Brighton, as well as the current Acting CEO Ms Michelle Wicks, who have both served with distinction and trust amongst parliamentarians and staff.

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to improving the culture of Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces, in Canberra and around the country.


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