DR PAUL GRIMES PSM

 

I acknowledge the exceptional work of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Paul Grimes PSM.

 

I worked closely with Paul during my time as Minister for the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

 

In every dealing I had with Paul he was the epitome of the frank and fearless public servant.

 

Paul’s advice was without exception thoughtful, incisive and unashamedly independent.

 

His departure is a significant loss to the Australian Public Service.

 

I enjoyed working with Paul, and I wish him all the best.