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
The Sunday Times
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
thewest.com.au, health.thewest.com.au, perthnow.com.au
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.
Among his community commitments Mr McGinty is Chair of North Metropolitan Health Service, Chair of Communicare and Deputy Chair of 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 is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. During his lengthy and varied career he practised as a solicitor, then a barrister, and had active roles with the Aboriginal Legal Service and the Legal Assistance Scheme of WA.
Mr Blaxell was appointed a Special Magistrate of the Children’s Court of WA in 1983. In 1991 he became a Judge of the District Court, and in 2005 a Justice of the Supreme Court. While a member of these latter courts he led some significant procedural reforms which improved their efficiency.
Throughout his life Mr Blaxell has been on the boards or committees of various charitable and community organisations. In recent years these have included the SAS Resources Fund, Perth Theatre Trust, Fremantle Sailing Club, Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, and Armadale Settlers Common.
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