Philip Gaetjens
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary Philip Gaetjens (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

This article first appeared in John Menadue's Pearls and Irritations.

The report by the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Phil Gaetjens into Bridget McKenzies’ handling of the Community Sport Infrastructure grants fails to address key questions and raises serious concerns about the relationship between the government and the public service.

For a start the Gaetjens’ report should have been publicly released so that we could all satisfy ourselves that justice had been done.