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cowMuronofisPress Release Minister for CommunicationsNo. 8 2 / 7 5 Date 15 O c to b e r 1982 * The Hon. N.A. Brown, Q.C., M.P., , : . , : / ; ■ ' ' <03NEW MEMBER APPOINTED TO AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING TRIBUNALThe Minister for CommunicationsMr Neil Brown, .announced today that Mr E J Wilkinson had been appointed a full-time.member of . the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal.Mr Wilkinson (62) is a First Assistant Secretary with the Department of Communications. · -He is relinquishing this position to take up his appointment with the Tribunal which is for a period of 28 months."Mr Wilkinson is a highly experienced engineer in broadcasting and related fields and has given long and valued service to the Commonwealth," Mr Brown said."He has represented Australia with distinction on numerous occasions at overseas conferences on communications matters."The Minister said that Mr Wilkinson's experience in broadcasting was acknowledged in recent years with his appointment as an Associate Member of the Tribunal for the important Cable and Subscription Television Inquiry.Earlier this week Mr Brown announced that the Federal Government had approved an increase by up to three in the number of full-time members of the Tribunal.This was because the Tribunal's workload was increasing both in scale and complexity, the Minister said. / 2

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Mr Wilkinson, who lives in Melbourne, took up an engineering 1 . ’ ’ · · . · · · ' V ' / ! ■ ‘ · ·

appointment with the former Postmaster-General1s Department in

1943. He was appointed the Department's Assistant Director-

General, Radio, in 1968 and three years later became the

Australian Broadcasting Control Board's Director of Engineering

In 1976 he became a First Assistant Secretary with the former

Postal and Telecommunications Department which in turn became

the Department of Communications.

15 October 1982