Since that post, which also mentioned the Federal Government's inaction regarding the appointment of the Chair of the Council, a request to the immediate former Chair Professor Julianne Schultz for clarification of the current position has produced the following response:
Thank you once again for your enquiry. Julianne is still technically on leave over the holiday period. She has asked that I pass on the following message.
'I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to chair AFTRS during what has been an important transition period and I look forward to a continuing relations with the School.'
Well I guess now we know.