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The Attorney-General said Mrs Strickland possessed

admirable qualifications for the position of Chief Film

Censor.

She held an Arts degree from the University of Sydney and an honours degree in Anthropology from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She taught in Johannesburg, London and Sydney before her appointment as a member of the Film Censorship Board in 1971. In 1974, she was appointed Deputy Chief Censor, and acted as Chief Censor

on several occasions until she was appointed to the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal in 1976. She resigned from the Tribunal earlier this year.

Mrs Strickland has written on film censorship practice in Australia for a United Nations publication and has written several articles while a member of the

Broadcasting Tribunal.

Mrs Strickland takes up her appointment tomorrow.

CANBERRA 27 SEPTEMBER 1979 71/79

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LEGAL ADVICE ON DIVORCE IN COUNTRY AREAS

The Attorney-General, Senator Peter Dtarack, Q.C., today announced that he had approved a scheme to assist needy people in country areas who do not have ready access

to the services of a lawyer from the Australian legal Aid Office.

The scheme would operate in Queensland, New South

Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

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Senator Durack said the purpose of the scheme

would be to enable needy people in certain country areas to

obtain preliminary advice on the conduct of divorce proceedĀ­ ings from a private solicitor at the expense of the

Australian Legal Aid Office.

These people would then be able to obtain

preliminary legal advice which other people closer to the major population centres could obtain from an Australian Legal Aid Office lawyer or from a Registry of the Family Court of Australia.

The Australian Legal Aid Office is notifying solicitors in the localities in which the new arrangements are to apply of the basis on which legal aid will be

provided. .

CANBERRA 28 SEPTEMBER 1979 72/79

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JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS FOR CHRISTMAS ISLAND

The Attorney-General, Senator Peter Durack, Q.C., announced today that Mr Justice Forster the Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of .the Northern Territory had been appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Christmas Island.

He said that Mr Justice Gallop had been appointed an additional Judge for Christmas Island. Mr Justice Gallop is also a member of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

Both Judges are members of the Federal Court of Australia.