Home Affairs' Mike Pezzullo faces grilling over Anzac Day 'drums of war' comments

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated May 24 2021 - 8:45pm, first published 5:09am
Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo has been forced to explain controversial comments made in his Anzac Day message to staff. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The head of one of Australia's most powerful departments has been forced to explain his intention behind a controversial Anzac Day message sent to department staff, warning of the threat of imminent war.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.