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Appendix 5 Compliance with section 24Y of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983

Under subsection 12(1) of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board consists of a Managing Director, a Chairperson, a staff‑elected Director and not fewer than four nor more than six other Directors. Section 24Y of the Act requires our annual report to include a statement in relation to each selection process during the year for Board appointments other than the Managing Director and staff‑elected Director.

In 2018–19, we provided secretariat support to an independent nomination panel to recommend an appointment for the ABC Board position of Chairperson. The panel followed a merit‑based selection process and made its appointment recommendation in January 2019. The Australian Government made an appointment to the position in March 2019.