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This instrument determines generally applicable selection criteria for the appointment of the Chairperson and other non-executive Directors of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (excluding the staff-elected director).
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Made 09 Dec 2013
Registered 13 Dec 2013
Tabled HR 11 Feb 2014
Tabled Senate 11 Feb 2014

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983

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

 

I, MALCOLM BLIGH TURNBULL, Minister for Communications, acting under subsection 24W(1) of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, hereby determine selection criteria for the appointment of a non-executive Director (excluding the staff-elected Director).

 

 

Dated 9 December 2013

 

 

 

 

MALCOLM TURNBULL

Minister for Communications

 

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1.      Name of Determination

This determination is the Australian Broadcasting 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:

 

ABC means the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

non-executive Director has the meaning given by section 3 of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983.

 

staff-elected Director means the staff-elected Director referred to in paragraph 12(1)(ba) of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983.

 

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.

 

(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; and

(e)    an understanding of the media environment, in particular the ABC, its Charter and its place within the Australian community.