Independent News For The Australian Public Service
Edition Number 398. Updated Tuesday, 25 February 2014

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Senior Appointments

Indigenous Youth G-G

Tara Liddy (pictured) has been appointed the Indigenous Youth Governor-General for this year's National Indigenous Youth Parliament in Canberra in May.

Ms Liddy, from the Northern Territory, participated in the inaugural Parliament in 2012 and will help mentor this year's participants.

Applications for 50 places close on 10 March 2014.

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Turnidge for Commission

Professor John Turnidge has been appointed Senior Medical Adviser to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

He will lead work on a national surveillance program for antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic usage.

Professor Turnidge is a senior Staff Specialist, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, for SA Pathology. He is based at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide.

Earlier this week

Trinca for Museum

Dr Mathew Trinca (pictured) has been appointed as the new Director of the National Museum of Australia.

Since July 2013, Dr Trinca has been the Acting Director of the National Museum of Australia. Dr Trinca's appointment is for five years.


ASADA chief to retire

The Chief Executive of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), Aurora Andruska, plans to retire from the public sector on completion of her term on 9 May 2014.
The Minister for Sport, Peter Dutton, said Ms Andruska has had a long and distinguished career in the Public Service.
"I would like to thank Ms Andruska for her dedication and service over 37 years and wish her well for future endeavours," he said.

Human Rights Commissioner

Tim Wilson has been officially appointed as the Australian Human Rights Commissioner.

The position has been unoccupied since July 2012.

Mr Wilson's appointment will be for five years commencing 17 February 2014.


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