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The drawn-out appointment of Queensland’s top 18 public service positions is getting closer with the formation of the selection panel. A high court case could have implications for employees of state-owned corporations. And, a set of new open policy and diversity tools.

Queensland appointments close soon

Robert Setter

Robert Setter

The Queensland Public Service Commission has announced the selection panel for all 18 of the state’s director-general positions, which were advertised nationally following the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to have all agency heads appointed anew by a merit process. Queensland’s acting public service commissioner Robert Setter will chair the panel. He will be joined by independent members Lynelle Briggs and Jim Hallion. Briggs has previously been the Australian public service commissioner, and is currently chair of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. Hallion was previously chief executive of the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet and is now the state’s Coordinator-General.

Together the panel offers the breadth of experience and depth of expertise in effective chief executive-level governance of government central agencies and portfolio service delivery reflective of the Queensland Directors General positions to be filled.

The selection panel will conduct interviews and recommend appointments to the Premier. New appointments to these roles will be subject to approval by the Governor-in-Council.

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