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Australian Electoral Commissioner appointed: Ellison [Andy Becker]



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Media Release SENATOR THE HON. CHRISTOPHER

ELLISON

Special Minister of State Senator for Western Australia

 

E10/00 Wednesday 22 March 2000

 

AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER APPOINTED: ELLISON

 

Mr Andy Becker has been appointed as the next Australian Electoral Commissioner, Special Minister of State, Senator Chris Ellison announced today.

Senator Ellison said Mr Becker would take up his appointment on 23 March 2000, which was for a period of five years.

"I would like to welcome Mr Becker to the position and I look forward to working with him in the future," he said.

"Mr Becker is highly qualified for the position with over 20 years experience in federal and State electoral operations and management."

Mr Becker joined the Australian Electoral Commission as Deputy Electoral Commissioner in 1997 following nearly 16 years as the Electoral Commissioner for South Australia. Mr Becker also held several positions in the South Australian Public Service Board before entering the electoral sphere as Deputy Electoral Commissioner for South Australia in 1979.

Senator Ellison also announced today the appointment of Mr Alex Stanelos as Australian Electoral Officer for Tasmania and Mr William Shepheard as Australian Electoral Officer for the Northern Territory.

 

For further information contact:

Senator Ellison’s office:   Genevieve Atkinson (02) 6277 7600 Australian Electoral Commission:   Anthea Wilson (02) 6271 4415