GEORGE Brandis has appointed Dr Denver Beanland as Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council, and Mr Christopher Puplick AM as a member of the Council.
“Dr Beanland is an historian with a PhD in history from the University of Queensland who has been a member of the National Archives’ Council since 2014,” George said.
“He is a past President of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland (2007-2009), a member of the Society’s Council, and chairs the Brisbane City Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee. Dr Beanland served as a member of the Queensland Parliament, having held the positions of Attorney General, Minister for Justice and Minister for Consumer Affairs. He is also a former Deputy Lord Mayor of Brisbane.
“Dr Beanland has made valuable contributions to the work of the National Archives’ Council as a member and I am confident that he will provide excellent leadership to the Council as its new Chair.
“Mr Puplick is the Principal of Issus Solutions Pty Ltd. He is a former Senator for New South Wales and served as the Shadow Minister for Environment and Arts during his time in Federal politics. He served as the President of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and the NSW Privacy Commissioner, and has been a member on the boards of the Australian Museum, the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and the National Film and Sound Archive.
“Each appointment is for a period of three years.
“I congratulate Dr Beanland and Mr Puplick on their appointments.”
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