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NEW APPOINTMENTS TO FILMS BAORD OF REVIEW

■The Attorney-General, Senator Peter Durack, 0.C ., today announced the appointment of three new members of the Films Board of Review.

They are:

. Mr Gavin Souter, a distinguished journalist

and author, of Sydney

. Mrs Rowena Danziger, headmistress of Ascham Girls' School, Sydney, and

. Mrs Val Smorgon, voluntary community worker,

of Melbourne. - ■

Senator Durack said the Government had reappointed Mr Dudley McCarthy as chairman of the Board, Miss Caroline Jones as Deputy Chairman, and Professor A . G . Hammer as a member. .

He said the , Government appreciated the contri­ bution made to the work of the Board by the retiring

members, Dr Margaret Middleton and Mr David Ditchburn, whose terms had expired. It was the Government's view that from time to time there should be some change in the membership of the Board. v . .

The Films Board of Review is the tribunal which reviews on appeal decisions made on the registration and

classification of films by the Film Censorship Board.

The Attorney-General said that the Film Board of Review had established a high professional standing and had

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proved to be responsive to community attitudes. It was

important that this reputation should be maintained.

The term of all members of the Board expires on 31 December 1981. ·

Canberra

13 January 1980 2/80

OPENING OF THE LEGAL AID COMMISSION OF QUEENSLAND

Address by the Attorney-General Senator Peter Durack, Q.C.

I am pleased to be here today at the official opening of the Legal Aid Commission of Queensland.

The Commission has been open for business since before Christmas, and I hope that by now all of the initial problems have been solved and that the operation is now running smoothly.

. This Commission, like the other legal aid

commissions operating in Western Australia, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, has a dual role of providing legal aid in matters arising under Federal Law and

under State law.

The reasons for establishing a Legal Aid

Commission are threefold: