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Appointment to A.C.T. Legislative Assembly



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_he Minister for the Capital Territory

THE MINISTER . FOR'THE S

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.

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