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The latest senior public service appointments from across the country.
Senior Management Department
The new Deputy Managing Director for Trade and Investment in Canberra is Daniel Boyer.
At the Ministry of the Attorney General, Cameron Gifford has been promoted to chief operating officer and Tamsyn Harvey has been promoted to assistant secretary in the legal and family services group.
Simon Puckett has become Assistant Secretary in the Department for Education, Skills and Jobs, coming from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Several people have been appointed as National Managers at Services Australia: Sherree Thorne, Quyen Hoang and Matthew Walker in the Canberra office, and Penny Limnios in the Adelaide office.
First Indigenous Supreme Court Justice of Queensland appointed among two
Lincoln Crowley became the first Aboriginal justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Queensland.
Crowley joined the bar in 2003 and has since served as Crown Prosecutor for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in Sydney and Senior Crown Prosecutor at the Maroochy Chambers for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutors in Queensland.
Melanie Hindman has also been appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Hindman has a background in commercial law, with expertise in building and construction litigation.
Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk congratulated the two appointees, calling them “exceptional people”.
WA Central Regional TAFE MD Appointed
Jo Payne has been appointed Managing Director of Central Regional TAFE in Western Australia, having served as Director of Training Services.
Payne was appointed for a five-year term, having started the role in May 2022.
WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery welcomed the appointment, saying her experience would be invaluable.
“Ms. Payne has demonstrated a strong commitment to working with regional stakeholders to ensure training meets student, industry and community needs and expectations,” Ellery said.
New CEO at Lotterywest and Healthway in Western Australia
Ralph Addis has been named the new CEO of Lotterywest and Healthway in WA until December 31, 2023.
Addis was previously Director General of the Department of Regional Development in 2014 and Director General of the new Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in 2017.
WA Premier Mark McGowan and WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson congratulated Addis on his appointment.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Addis to provide benefits to the WA community through the Lotterywest and Healthway grant programs,” McGowan said.
WA DPP appointed to Supreme Court
Director of Public Prosecutions Amanda Forrester has been appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Forrester has over 25 years of legal experience, having held positions such as Senior Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia (ODPP) and Crown Prosecutor in the Victoria Office of Public Prosecutions.
WA Attorney General John Quigley congratulated Forrester on his appointment, noting his long experience, including lengthy homicide cases.
“Notably, the Bradley Edwards trial, the largest and most complex trial in WA’s legal history, was successfully handled under Ms. Forrester’s leadership, underscoring her firm grasp of legal process and case management. “, said Quigley.
Robert Owen will act as Director of Public Prosecutions until a replacement is found.
Nominated Chair for WA Panel on Childbearing and Surrogacy Laws
A panel has been appointed by Western Australia’s Minister of Health, Amber-Jade Sanderson, to review the state’s laws on assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy.
Professor Roger Hart, Medical Director of Fertility Specialists of WA and National Medical Director of City Fertility, will chair the council made up of seven experts in health, law, ethics and research.
The panel will undertake consultations with key stakeholders to assist in the development of new legislation, looking at expanding eligibility criteria for same-sex couples and singles for altruism, although the ban on commercial surrogacy remains.
“I welcome the members of our expert panel and look forward to working with them to bring forward contemporary legislation that is safe and balances the needs of people trying to conceive using reproductive technologies, expectant parents seeking surrogacy and, of course, the child,” Sanderson said. .
Creation of an internal ombudsman position at ABC
Following a review of its internal complaints program, the CBA created the role of internal ombudsman.
CBA President Ita Buttrose said she welcomes the outcome of the review, as the CBA seeks to improve its processes.
“The board believes that the change agenda outlined in this review is essential to maintaining the strong bond of trust the public has in the ABC,” Buttrose said.
The Ombud will be both appointed by and accountable to the CBA Board of Directors for a fixed term, with the power to investigate a complaint.
The review was led by former Commonwealth and New South Wales Ombudsman Professor John McMillan and former SBS News and Current Affairs Director Jim Carroll.