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This instrument determines generally applicable selection criteria for the appointment of the Chairperson and other non-executive Directors of the Special Broadcasting Service.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 13 Dec 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Feb-2014
Tabled Senate11-Feb-2014



Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (Selection criteria for the appointment of non-executive Directors) Determination 2013


I, MALCOLM BLIGH TURNBULL, Minister for Communications, acting under subsection 43A(1) of the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991, hereby determine selection criteria for the appointment of a non-executive Director.



Dated 9 December 2013






Minister for Communications




1.      Name of Determination

This determination is the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (Selection criteria for the appointment of non-executive Directors) Determination 2013.


2.      Commencement

This determination commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.



3.      Definitions

In this determination:

SBS means the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation.

non-executive Director has the meaning given by section 3 of the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991.


4.      Selection criteria


(1)   Candidates must demonstrate substantial experience or knowledge in at least one of the following fields:

(a)    the media industry, including broadcasting, digital media and/or digital technologies;

(b)   business or financial management;

(c)    corporate governance, including managing large and/or complex operations in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors;

(d)   cultural industry and/or cultural policy, including its administration;

(e)    industrial relations, including an understanding of interests of employees.


(2)   Candidates will possess:

a)      demonstrated high level leadership and vision, and the ability to articulate a clear direction for an organisation;

b)      a commitment to high standards of governance;

c)      high-level judgement;

d)     the highest standards of professional and personal integrity;  

e)      an understanding of, or the ability to credibly represent, the communication needs of Australia’s multicultural society, including ethnic, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and

f)       an understanding of the media environment, in particular the role of the SBS as a multicultural broadcaster, its Charter and its place within the Australian community.