Release type: Media Release


Dr Michele Bruniges AM


The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister

I am pleased to announce that the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has reappointed Dr Michele Bruniges AM as Secretary of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment for a period of two years, commencing on 4 April 2021.

Dr Bruniges was first appointed as Secretary of the former Department of Education and Training for a period of five years commencing on 4 April 2016. This two year extension, a period specified by Dr Bruniges, will allow the Secretary to finalise her term as Chair of the Programme for International Student Assessment Governing Board, an OECD appointment that she has held since April 2017.

The re-appointment will also allow Dr Bruniges to see through the implementation of the New Employment Services Model – a significant procurement and reform piece for employment services, due to be rolled out from mid-2022 – to which the Secretary remains committed.

I congratulate Dr Bruniges and look forward to continuing to work with her.