Why is it this little blog that has to draw attention to governance issues at the Australian Film Television & Radio School?
The legislation establishing the School Council says that there are nine members of the Council, specified under the Act including:
three members appointed by the Governor-General
three members appointed from convocation by the Council
From among the three members appointed by the Governor-General, one is appointed the Chair of the Council.
The re-appointment of the Chair last March for a limited term of a year expired on 9 March 2017 and its expiry has now created the situation where the School no longer has a permanent Chair. In fact, there are two Council vacancies at present. You would have to assume that AFTRS is awaiting attention in a queue somewhere, hopefully not one as long as the one that developed in the Abbott Credlin years of lead wherein statutory appointments often took months to be decided and announced.