I am pleased to announce the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), reappointed two Secretaries of Departments: Mr Chris Moraitis PSM as Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department; and Mr Michael Pezzullo as Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs.

Mr Moraitis was first appointed as Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department on 15 September 2014. Prior to that time, Mr Moraitis served with distinction in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea. As Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department, Mr Moraitis has overseen a range of significant reforms in Australia’s law and justice sector.


Mr Pezzullo’s term as Secretary commenced on 13 October 2014, prior to which he served with the Department of Defence and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Mr Pezzullo has served as the first Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs, the creation of which was one of the largest restructures of Australia’s national security apparatus since Federation.

I congratulate them both and look forward to continue working with them.