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Appointment to A.C.T. Legislative Assembly

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_he Minister for the Capital Territory



Mr dob Ellicoti announced

today he had appointed Mr T.w.W. Fye το the ACT Legislative Assembly

το fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr A .D. Fraser.

Mr Ellicoti said that in appointing Mr Pye he had observed established

practice vmich required that the art-:intmer.t be -an independent, candidate,

as v;as MrlFraser, a-'.d that it be the person· v;ho at the last election hid

the next highest number of votes to the person last elected in. the

category or party involved. Mr ?-.-e net these requirements and v?as

otherwise eligible for appointment.■ ■

Mr Pye is a long term resident of Canberra who is active on community

affairs and who served on the former ACT Advisory Council for three

terms over a total of eight years- For three years 1957-70 was deputy-

chairman of the Council.