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Transcript 6586


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Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

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Release Date: 12/02/1985

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 6586

FOR MEDIA 12 February 1985
The former President of the National Farmers' Federation,
Mr Michael Davidson, and the Director of Exploration of
Western Mining Corporation Ltd, Mr Ray Woodall, have been
appointed to the Australian Science and Technology Council
( ASTEC) for three years.
Professor Roger Tanner, head of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Sydney, has been re-appointed
for a second three year term.
Mr Davidson, who has held a variety of important positions
Ain farmer organizations, lives at Young, NSW.
He is Chairman of Dalgety Farmers Ltd and of the Farmers
Grazcos Group and a director of the Primary Industry Bank of
Australia. Mr Woodall is responsible for Western Mining's exploration
effort. He lives in Adelaide and has previously served with ASTEC on
a review of the Bureau of Mineral Resources.
He is also a member of the Antarctic Research Policy Advisory
Committee. Professor Tanner was first appointed to ASTEC in 1982.
He has held the PN Russell Chair of Mechanical Engineering
at the University of Sydney since 1975, and has served on a
number of other government bodies including the Australian
Research Grants Committee.
The two new appointments fill vacancies created by the
retirement from the Council of Sir Samuel Burston and
Professor David Green.
I would like to put on record the Government's appreciation
for the valuable service given by Sir Samuel and Professor Green.
Sir Samuel is the longest-serving member of ASTEC, having been
first appointed in 1979.

He has acted as Chairman on several occasions and has
contributed to studies and briefings on a range of issues of
national importance particularly those concerned with the
needs of rural industries.
Professor Green, who was appointed in 1982, is a
distinguished geoscientist and has made a strong contribution
to ASTEC's work in a variety of areas including nuclear
science, meteorology and international science and
technology. muff

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