On Friday afternoon, the Australian Press Council announced its board had voted to remove Carla McGrath as a public member of the council -- an end of sorts to the sorry saga of its own making. McGrath's appointment has been marred since beginning last May, stemming from her other role as deputy chair for lobby group GetUp.
May 25, 2017
The Press Council announces McGrath's appointment, as "the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to join the council". The press release also noted her "strong record of engagement in advocacy".