Reprieve for Treasury chief Parkinson

PM requests Parkinson remain in role until after G20 summit in Brisbane in November.

Martin Parkinson has escaped the axe as the head of Treasury until at least November this year, after Tony Abbott reversed his position on the man who led the department through years of the Rudd-Gillard Labor government.

The Prime Minister has requested that Dr Parkinson remain as the Secretary of Treasury until after Australia hosts the G20 summit in Brisbane in November.

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