Above Board? - Methods of appointment to the ABC Board

Above Board? - Methods of appointment to the ABC Board

September 2001

© Commonwealth of Australia 2001
ISBN 0 642 71160 7

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

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Membership of the Committee - 39th Parliament (PDF 110KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 117KB)

Terms of Reference
Conduct of the inquiry
The ABC Board
Outline of the report

Chapter 2 - The selection criteria - who should be on the board? (PDF 200KB)

An independent ABC Board?
A representative ABC Board

Chapter 3 - Reforming the appointment process (PDF 183KB)

General principles
The selection criteria
Developing a field of candidates
Shortlisting and appointments
Other governance issues

Report by Government Senators (PDF 45KB)

Problems with the board – no case to answer
Should the ABC be unique?
Comments in relation to recommendations

Labor Senators' Minority report (PDF 152KB)

Impetus for change
Alternatives for appointment of board members
Labor Senators’ criticisms of Chair’s report

Additional comments by Senator Bob Brown, Australian Greens (PDF 68KB)
Appendix 1 - List of submissions (PDF 101KB)
Appendix 2 - List of witnesses (PDF 83KB)
Appendix 3 - The method of appointment to board positions for the British Broadcasting Corporation (PDF 80KB)

Principles underpinning the Code of Practice

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