PM Transcripts - Prime Ministers of Australia


Prime Minister - Hawke, Robert

Media Release - 21 May 1987

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FOR MEDIA 21 May 1987
Mr Ron Brown has today been appointed Secretary, Department
of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.
Mr Brown has been Executive Director of the Special
Broadcasting Service since 1985.
Before then, he held a range of posts in the Commonwealth
Department of Social Security where he has been the Director
of the Northern Territory, Tasmania, South Australia, and
most recently New South Wales Regional Offices.
Before joining the Australian Public Service, Mr Brown was
Director, Social Planning, Fitzroy Regional Council for
Social Development an appointment he took up after some
thirteen years in the State Public Service in Queensland.
Mr Brown's appointment with the SBS will terminate on
June, and he takes up his new appointment on 1 July 1987.
The position of Executive Director, SBS will be advertised
as soon as practicable.