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Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal



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SENATOR THE HON GEORGE BRANDIS QC

ATTORNEY-GENERAL

LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE

MEDIA RELEASE

APPOINTMENTS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL

Today I announce a number of appointments and re-appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, each for a period of seven years.

All of the appointees are highly qualified to undertake the important task of conducting merits review of government decisions.

On behalf of the Government, I congratulate the appointees and look forward to the contribution they will make to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

One part-time Deputy President Richard Ian Hanger AM QC

Eight full-time Senior Members Diana Benk (commences on 1 January 2018) Robert Cameron Paul Clauson Dr Michelle Evans Brenton Illingworth James Lambie Donald Morris Christopher Puplick AM (commences 18 December 2017)

Six part-time Senior Members John Black Hedley Grant Chapman Ann Frances Cunningham Naida Isenberg Teresa Maria Nicoletti Peter William Taylor SC

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10 full-time Members Catherine Burnett-Wake Scott Clarey Timothy Connellan Michael Edgoose Sheridan Lee Giovanni John Longo (commences on 1 January 2018) Karen McNamara Paul Maishman Mary Sheargold Stephen Witts

Eight part-time Members Joanne Bakas (commences on 1 January 2018) Suzanne Boyce FAICS Danielle Galvin Meredith Jackson Mark O’Loughlin Neil Pope AM Dr Robert John Walters RFD Simon Webb (commences on 5 December 2017)

Note - unless otherwise indicated all appointments will commence on 1 December 2017

30 November 2017