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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3721

Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

What senior Public Service, advisory or managerial appointments have been made by the Federal Government since 1 1 November 1973, and what are the qualifications of each appointee.

Mr Malcolm Fraser - I am advised that the answer to the honourable member's question is:

Senior Public Service appointments are notified in the Australian Government Gazette.

The following senior diplomatic appointments since 1 1 November 1975 have been made:

Brook, J. H., as Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Bullock, H. W., as Ambassador to: the Argentine Republic; to the Republic of Paraguay; and to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Curtis, P. J., as Ambassador to the Republic of India, and to the Kingdom of Nepal

Feakes, G. B., as High Commissioner to Malaysia Flanagan, W. K., as High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Gilchrist, H., as Ambassador to Spain

Haig, I. M., as Australian Commissioner in Hong Kong

Handmer, W. P. J., as High Commissioner to the Republic of the Seychelles

Hill, B. C, as Ambassador to Ireland

Home, D. J., as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Jennings, R. E., as Consul-General, Hamburg

Johnson, L. W., as Ambassador to Greece, and to the Republic of Cyprus

Kingsmill, D. J., as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

McDonald, K., as High Commissioner to the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh

McMillan, J. M., as High Commissioner to Malta

McSweeney, D. F. J., as Consul-General in Italy

Menadue, J. L., as Ambassador to Japan

Moodie, C. T., as High Commissioner to New Zealand

Nicholson,J.E., as Ambassador to the Republic of Chile

Parkinson, N. F., as Ambassador to the United States of America

Peachey, R. A., as Ambassador to Turkey

Petherbridge, J. D., as High Commissioner to Pakistan

Piper, J. A. D., as Ambassador to the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria; and to Tunisia

Upton, G. N., as High Commissioner to Fiji and to the Kingdom of Tonga

Woodard, C. G., as Ambassador to the Peoples' Republic of China

Senior advisory and managerial appointments made to statutory bodies since 1 1 November 1975 are included in the answers to Senate Questions 938 to 962 inclusive, given between 14 September 1976 and 2 December 1976 (Hansard page numbers, 451, 588, 669, 743, 744, 802, 803, 962, 1075, 1076, 1 103, 1 199, 1278, 1286, 1288, 1432, 1501, 1504, 1504, 1587, 1588, 1769,2004, 2014, and 2363).

Other senior advisory or managerial appointments made since 1 1 November 1975 are as follows:

Burgess, L. K., as Chairman, Superannuation Investment Trust

Callaghan, B. B., C.B.E., as Chairman, Foreign Investment Review Board

Cameron, J. R. A., as General Manager, Australia Council

Donovan, A. M. J., as Chairman, Taxation Board of Review Number 2, Melbourne

Dunn, Professor S. S., as Chairman, Education and Research Committee

Fox, Hon. Mr Justice R. W., as Chairman, ACT. Parole Board

Hartnell, B. W., as Chairman, Joint Coal Board

Hughes, Dr W. L., as Chairman, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

Martin, R. D., as Civil Commissioner, Exmouth, Western Australia

Meares, Hon. Mr Justice C. L. D., as President CourtsMartial Appeal Tribunal

McKay, R. K., as Registrar-General for the Northern Territory

O'Leary, D. V., as Administrator of Norfolk Island

O 'Reilly, W. J., as Commissioner of Taxation

Phillips, Sir J., as Chairman, Australian Statistics Advisory Council

Timbs, M. C, as Australian Commissioner to

(i)   British Phosphate Commission

(ii)   Christmas Island Phosphate Commission

Walsh, Professor R. J., as Chairman, Australian Ionising Radiation Council

Waterhouse, Dr D. F., as Chairman, Council of the Canberra College of Advanced Education

The qualifications and experience of individuals are, of course, taken fully into account by the Government when appointments are made to public offices. The persons referred to were selected on the basis of their acknowledged skills and attainments in their respective fields.

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