Michael Mrdak takes senior DoTARS job

<p>Michael Mrdak has been appointed deputy secretary to the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services. </p> <p>He will replace Lynelle Briggs, who became Australian public service commissioner in November 2004. </p> <p>Peter Yuile is the other deputy secretary. </p> <p>DoTARS secretary Mike Taylor said that Mr Mrdak had been spearheading initiatives in the departmental portfolio for 17 years, including airport privatisation, management of territories, and more recently AusLink.</p> <br />