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Appointment of australian ambassador to Denmark

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No- m66 Date3i May 1978 THE HON. ANDREW PEACOCK M.P.


The Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Ian Sinclair, today announced the appointment of Mr J.C. Humphreys as Australian Ambassador to Denmark. Mr Humphreys will succeed Miss R.L. Dobson who will take up another diplomatic appointment abroad.

Mr Humphreys, a career diplomat, joined the Department of Foreign Affairs from the Treasury in 1973. He served as Counsellor (Financial) in Tokyo (1972-74). ' Mr Humphreys has been the First Assistant Secretary in

charge of the Foreign Affairs Department's Economic Division since 1976.

Mr Humphreys, 43, is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and of London. Mr Humphreys is married with two children.