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Appointment of Stan Grant to the Referendum Council

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Turnbull, Malcolm

Period of Service: 15/09/2015 to 24/08/2018

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Release Date: 16/04/2016

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 40298

Mr Stan Grant has been appointed as the new member of the Referendum Council, following the resignation of Professor Patrick Dodson.

The Referendum Council was established in December 2015 to progress the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution. The Council will lead national consultations and then advise on the next steps for a referendum.

Mr Grant is a Wiradjuri man and a distinguished journalist. Mr Grant is the Indigenous Affairs Editor for Guardian Australia as well as the International Editor at Sky News. As the Managing Editor of NITV, he also hosts the network’s nightly current affairs show, ‘The Point’. His 30 year career as a political affairs correspondent, news anchor and international journalist has been recognised with a number of awards, including a Walkley Award in 2015.

Mr Grant’s extensive experience and commitment to constitutional recognition and Indigenous affairs will be invaluable in the role as a member of the Referendum Council.

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