Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 12 Hansard (Tuesday, 29 November 2022) . . Page.. 3929 ..
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.
Bill agreed to.
Independent Reviewer of ACT Government Campaign Advertising—appointment
MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (11.29), by leave: I move:
That, in accordance with section 12 of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act 2009, this Assembly approves the appointment of:
(1) Mr William ‘Bill’ Campbell AO PSM KC as Independent Reviewer—ACT Government Campaign Advertising for a period of three years commencing 2 December 2022.
(2) Mr Michael Manthorpe PSM FIPAA as Acting Independent Reviewer—ACT Government Campaign Advertising for a period of three years commencing 2 December 2022. This appointment is effective in instances when the Independent Reviewer—ACT Government Campaign Advertising cannot for any reason exercise the functions of the position.
I present to the Assembly a motion to appoint Mr Bill Campbell as the Independent Reviewer—ACT Government Campaign Advertising and Mr Michael Manthorpe as Acting Independent Reviewer—ACT Government Campaign Advertising. Madam Speaker, this follows the retirement of Professor Dennis Pearce AO as the independent reviewer at the end of September this year.
I want to thank Professor Pearce, who held the role of independent reviewer commencing in 2014. I thank him for his service and for the trusted advice and steady support he provided to the ACT public service during his time as independent reviewer. Mr Campbell is the current acting independent reviewer and has been undertaking all reviews since Professor Pearce’s retirement.
Mr Campbell is also a public international lawyer with a distinguished career history and extensive experience in law and in interpretation of legislation. He has held the positions of General Counsel, International Law, and Head of the Office of International Law in the federal Attorney-General’s Department. He has advised successive Australian governments on all areas of international law and its implementation in Australia.
Mr Campbell was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to public administration and to international legal practice through senior counsel and advisory roles. He was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding