The Independent Media Council was formed in 2012 to handle complaints by readers against funding bodies.
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Newspapers - West Australian Newspapers Ltd
The West Australian | The Weekend West
Countryman, Bunbury Herald, South Western Times, Busselton Dunsborough Times, Augusta Margaret River Times, Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Great Southern Herald, Albany Advertiser, The Extra, Harvey-Waroona Reporter, Narrogin Observer, Great Southern Herald, Kalgoorlie Miner, Goldfields Express, Sound Telegraph, Southern Telegraph, Geraldton Guardian, Midwest Times, Northern Guardian, Pilbara News, North West Telegraph, Broome Advertiser,
The Kimberley Echo
Online - West Australian Newspapers Ltd
Magazines - Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Better Homes and Gardens, Bike, Bride To Be, Diabetic Living, family circle, Famous, Girlfriend, Home Beautiful, In Style, K-Zone, Lexus, marie claire,
Men’s Health, New Idea, Practical Parenting, Prevention, SBS Feast, Take One, that’s life, Total Girl, Voyeur, Who, Women’s Health, Your Garden
FUNDING BODIES / PUBLISHERS / PUBLICATIONS
THE HON JIM McGINTY
During a 19-year term as Member for Fremantle in the Western Australian Parliament, Jim McGinty held the positions of Minister for Health (2003–08), Attorney-General (2001–08) and Leader of the Opposition
As Western Australia’s Attorney-General, Mr McGinty is recognised for his contribution to law reform – creating new legal institutions and modernising the law to reflect 21st century standards and values.
Mr McGinty is on the boards of Telethon Kids Institute, Brightwater Care Group and Access Housing. He is also a volunteer with Fremantle Sea Rescue.
THE HON CHERYL EDWARDES
Mrs Edwardes was appointed as a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board in August 2017 for a five-year period. She is also a Company Director on a number of ASX Boards, private companies and not-for-profit associations.
A solicitor by profession, Mrs Edwardes is a former Minister in the Court Government (and WA’s first female Attorney general) with extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage and land access.
Mrs Edwardes was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 for “significant service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia, to the law and to the environment, and through executive roles with business, education and community organisations.”
THE HON PETER BLAXELL
Peter Blaxell graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia in 1967. He was an articled clerk then solicitor and partner at Lavan & Walsh from 1967–1974.
Mr Blaxell was co-ordinator of the Law Society’s Legal Assistance Scheme from 1974–1975 and established the Kununurra office of the Aboriginal Legal Service in 1975.
He joined the Independent Bar in 1975, practising solely as a barrister until 1991. He was a judge of the District Court of Western Australia from 1991 until 2005.
Peter Blaxell was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 2005. He retired in February 2011.
Following retirement Mr Blaxell has been active with a number of community organisations including the Board of the SAS Resources Fund, the Trustees of Fremantle Sailing Club, and the Governors of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation.
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