The Secretary

Mr David Tune PSM
Secretary, Department of Finance

David Tune - SecretaryDavid Tune has been the Secretary of the Department of Finance since 31 August 2009.

He began his career in the Australian Public Service in 1976 and has worked in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Social Security and the Treasury on a range of policy matters such as social security, health, veterans’ affairs and taxation.  From 1986 to 1988 he was seconded to the British Cabinet Office.

Mr Tune was appointed Deputy Secretary of Treasury’s Fiscal Policy Group in 2006. 

In July 2008 he returned to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in the role of Associate Secretary, Domestic Policy Group, where he had responsibility for coordinating policy advice to the then Prime Minister on a range of diverse matters including health and ageing, infrastructure, workforce participation, economic and fiscal policy.

Mr Tune was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2009 Australia Day Honours List.

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