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February 4, 2021

Alice Workman - The Australian - February 05 2021

Victorian Liberal senator James Paterson has been anointed chair of the “powerful” parliamentary intelligence and security committee, as flagged by our well-informed colleague Ben Packham.

The 33-year-old succeeds his good friend (and fellow Wolverine) Andrew Hastie, who has moved on to greener assistant ministerial pastures.

After this august organ predicted the promotion late last year, there was some nervousness among Paterson’s supporters that we may have cruelled his chances.

Not so!

We look forward to seeing Patto pop up in discrete locations around foggy Lake Burley Griffin with his trenchcoat-wearing deputy chair, Labor MP Anthony “The Undertaker” Byrne.

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