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Transcript 11306

Statement by Mrs Janette Howard

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Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

More information about Howard, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 08/08/1999

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 11306

The reference to me in Candace Sutton’s column in The Sun-Herald today was both inaccurate and offensive.

For the record, I have never expressed any views to my husband about suitable appointments to fill current vacancies on the ABC board. Nor has my husband sought my views.

Moreover, the column’s suggestion that I would regard a person’s sexual preference as relevant to his or her suitability to fill a position on the board of the ABC is not only wrong but deeply offensive to me.

8 August 1999

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