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MINISTER FOR

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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12 August 1982

NEWS RELEASE THE HON. TONY STREET, M.P.

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE AUSTRAL IA-CHINA COUNCIL

The M i n i s t e r f o r For ei gn A f f a i r s , the Hon Tony S t r e e t

MP, today announced the appoi ntment of P r o f e s s or V i c t o r Chang and Dr W i l l i a m J . McGregor T e g a r t to the A u s t r a l i a - C h i n a Counci l

f o r a pe r i od of t h r e e y e a r s . They r e p l a c e Mr D.M. Morr i son and

S i r Roder i ck Car negi e who have both r e t i r e d from the Co u n c i l .

Pr o f e s s or Chang, MB BS, B. Sc( Med) , FRCS, FRACS, FACS, i s S t a f f C o n s u l t a n t , C a r d i o - T h o r a c i c Sur ger y at St V i n c e n t ' s .

H o s p i t a l in Sydney. He was appoi nt ed to t h i s p o s i t i o n in 1972

a f t e r s e v e r a l year s of st udy i n England and the US, f o l l o w i n g

hi s g r a d u a t i o n from the U n i v e r s i t y of Sydney.

P r o f e s s o r Chang has t r a v e l l e d e x t e n s i v e l y in Sout h­

East A s i a , where he has been i n v ol v e d in a s s i s t i n g the d e v e l o p ­

ment of c a r d i a c s u r g e r y . He has been c l o s e l y i n vol v ed in

exchanges w i t h Chi na, and has hel d annual workshops in c a r d i a c su r g e r y at the Fu Wei H o s p i t a l in Peki ng. He has al so been

i n v ol v e d in the t r a i n i n g of a group of Chinese surgeons who

v i s i t e d A u s t r a l i a in 1980 under the p a r t i a l sponsorshi p of the

A u s t r a l i a - C h i n a C o u n c i l . He was awarded a P r o f e s s o r s h i p by the Chi nese Government in 1981.

Dr McGregor T e g a r t i s the pr es ent Permanent Head of the Department of Sci ence and Technol ogy in C a n b e r r a . He

s t u d i e d M e t a l l u r g y at the U n i v e r s i t y of Mel bour ne, gained hi s

Ph.D at the U n i v e r s i t y of S h e f f i e l d , and s t u d i e d in Ameri ca.

He r e t u r n e d to A u s t r a l i a in 1968 as Manager of the BHP Research

L a b o r a t o r i e s . In 1978 he became E xec ut i ve A s s i s t a n t t o the

C h i e f General Manager of BHP and in 1982 was appoi nt ed to hi s

p r e s e nt p o s i t i o n in Canber r a.

AUSTRALIA-CHINA COUNCIL

MEMBERS : AUGUST 1982

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PROFESSOR G . N . BL A I N E Y * A . O . C h a i r m a n

E r n e s t S c o t t P r o f e s s o r o f H i s t o r y *

U n i v e r s i t y o f M e l b o u r n e

DR S . A . FI TZGERALD D e p u t y C h a i r ma n

DR B . I . ALDRI CH

G e n e r a l M a n a g e r * C o r p o r a t e A f f a i r s * CSR L i m i t e d * S y d n e y

MS SUZANNE BAKER

P r o d u c e r * F i l m A u s t r a l i a * S y d n e y .

PROFESSOR VI CTOR P . CHANG

S t a f f C o n s u l t a n t i n C a r d i o - T h o r a c i c s u r g e r y *

S t V i n c e n t ' s H o s p i t a l * S y d n e y .

MS RACHEL FAGGETTER

C o n s u l t a n t and w r i t e r

MR G . B . FEAKES

D e p u t y S e c r e t a r y *

D e p a r t m e n t o f F o r e i g n A f f a i r s * C a n b e r r a

PROFESSOR J . D . FRODSHAM

D e a n * S c h o o l o f Human C o m m u n i c a t i o n * Mu r d o c h U n i v e r s i t y * W e s t e r n A u s t r a l i a .

MR TOM KENEALLY

A u t h o r

MR L . J . MARTYN

P r e s i d e n t o f t h e Commo n we a l t h Games A s s o c i a t i o n

DR W . J . McG. TEGART

S e c r e t a r y *

D e p a r t m e n t o f S c i e n c e & T e c h n o l o g y * C a n b e r r a .