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29 January 1997
Ms Anthea Tinney, First Assistant Secretary of the Natural Resources Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been appointed Head of the Environment Protection Group of Environment Australia.
In announcing the appointment, the Secretary of the Environment, Sport and Territories Department, Mr Roger Beale said he expected Ms Tinney to commence shortly.
Mr Beale said Ms Tinney brought to the position a distinguished record of service to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
‘After more than 20 years in a diversity of roles in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Ms Tinney will bring strong leadership, coordination and management skills to Environment Australia as well as an understanding of environmental issues’, said Mr Beale.
A key role in her most recent position was the establishment of the Forests Task Force. She was also Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee on Ecologically Sustainable Development.
Prior to this Ms Tinney was First Assistant Secretary of the Cabinet Office. In 1995 she was awarded the Public Service Medal in recognition of her services to the Australian Government Cabinet System.
The Environment Protection Group of Environment Australia is responsible for advising on and developing measures to protect the environment at the national level, such as in relation to air and water quality, pollution avoidance, waste management and hazardous chemicals; and oversees the Commonwealth Government response to climate change.
For further information contact Hugh Craft on 274 1019.