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Foreign Investment Review Board: Appointment of the Hon. Chris Miles



The Treasurer announced today the appointment of the Hon. Chris Miles as a part-time member of the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) for a five-year term.

Mr Miles fills the vacancy on the FIRB created on the expiration of the five-year term of Mr Graham Maguire. Mr Maguire joined the FIRB in 1993, having previously served for a period of ten years as a Senator for South Australia. On behalf of the Government, the Treasurer has thanked Mr Maguire for his valued contribution to the operations of the FIRB.

Between 1984 and 1998 Mr Miles represented the seat of Braddon, Tasmania, in the House of Representatives where from 1996 to 1998 he was the Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet) to the Prime Minister. In that capacity he had special responsibility for tax legislation in the House of Representatives. Prior to his distinguished parliamentary career, Mr Miles taught in the education systems of Tasmania, the ACT and NSW. Mr Miles is currently Director of Corporate Development, Pacific Hills Education Ltd.

The other members of the FIRB are Mr John Phillips AM (Chairman), Ms Lynn Wood and Ms Janine Murphy (Executive Member).

8 June 1999

Contact: Ms Janine Murphy
Telephone: (02) 6263 3763

8 Jun 1999

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