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Re-appointment of Mr M.A. as Insurance Commissioner



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TREASURER (RELEASE) v- ~ JJ

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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTER ASSISTING THE TREASURER, THE HON ERIC ROBINSON, MP

RE-APPOINTMENT OF MR M.A. BASSETT AS INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

The Minister Assisting the Treasurer, The Hon Eric Robinson, announced today the re-appointment of Mr M.A. Bassett as

Insurance Commissioner.

Mr Bassett was first appointed as Insurance Commissioner in July 1973 following the passing in Parliament of the Insurance Act. 1973 the previous month. The term of the current appointment will expire on 16 Dec 1981.

During the period of his initial appointment, Mr Bassett had the task of establishing the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (originally titled the Office of the Australian Insurance Commissioner).

Mr Robinson said that, during his first term as Insurance

Commissioner, Mr Bassett gained the respect of the insurance industry.

15 Aug 1977 Canberra