Friday, December 12, 2014

Appointment of Former Liberal and National MPs

Attorney General Senator Brandis has continued the Labor Government's tradition of appointing former Liberal and National Party MPs to government positions.

Senator Brandis has appointed former Nationals MP Paul Neville to the National Film and Sound Archive Board, former Liberal Senator Gary Humphries as a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and former Liberal Minister Ian Campbell and former NSW Liberal leader Peter Collins to the Council of the National Maritime Museum.

Senator Brandis has also appointed right-wing columnist Janet Albrechtsen to the council of the National Museum of Australia.

Former Liberal and National MPs Bruce Baird, Brendan Nelson, Peter Costello, Warwick Smith, Margaret Reid, John Fahey, Ross Cameron, Chris Puplick, Russell Trood, Paul Calvert, Nick Minchin, Peter Rae, Trish Worth, Sandy McDonald and Alexander Downer received Government positions during the period of the Rudd and Gillard Governments.

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