Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Appointments Broadcasting Standards Authority


Appointments to the Broadcasting Standards Authority


Former television executive Paul France has been appointed to the board of the Broadcasting Standards Authority and current member Diane Musgrave has been reappointed, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said today.

The BSA is an independent statutory body established under the Broadcasting Act 1989. It hears complaints after determination by broadcasters, issues advisory opinions on broadcasting standards and ethical conduct to broadcasters, encourages the development and observance of codes of broadcasting practice, and conducts research on matters relating to broadcasting standards.

Paul France has been appointed under section 26 (1A) of the Broadcasting Act ‘after consultation by the Minister with representatives of the broadcasting industry’.

Steve Maharey said his media background makes him an ideal member of the Authority.

“Paul France has an extensive background in television management and journalism. He worked in television journalism from 1970, including as editor of TVNZ’s news and current affairs programme Eye Witness News in the 1980s. From 1993-2000 he was CEO of Singapore based Asia Business News and then president of CNBC Asia after its merger with ABN. He has been a member of the Singapore Broadcasting Authority.

“Diane Musgrave has been a valuable member of the Authority since she was appointed to complete the remainder of a retiring member’s term in August. In particular she has brought her background as a television producer and media studies academic to the role,” Steve Maharey said.

“Paul France replaces Rodney Bryant whose term has expired. Rodney Bryant has been a thoughtful and dilligent contributor to the Authority's deliberations and I want to thank him for his service,” Steve Maharey said.

Paul France and Diane Musgrave have been appointed for three year terms.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Case For Nationalising Our Urban Bus Services


When it comes to funding and managing public transport, should local government or central government bear most of the responsibility for delivering a quality service? Ratepayers or taxpayers? Those basic questions re-surfaced yesterday, after the government announced its intention to scrap the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) imposed by the last National government in 2013. That model had required councils to use private contractors to run the buses, via a cut-throat competitive tendering process...
More>>




 
 

Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>



Transport & Infrastructure: Have Your Say On The Future Of Inter-regional Passenger Rail In New Zealand

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. The aim of the inquiry is to find out what the future could hold for inter-regional passenger rail... More>>



Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>

Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>


National: NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s
Today’s net migration figures show that Labour has failed to deliver the desperately needed skilled migrants they promised, meaning labour shortages will persist into the future, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels