Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

New appointment to AMSA Board

Media Release

WT170/2014

12 September 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Taylor AO to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board.

“This appointment will enhance AMSA's role in the provision of support and commercial services to the Australian maritime industry, including setting and regulating standards for navigation, safety and protecting the marine environment,” Mr Truss said.

“AMSA is also responsible for operating marine navigation aids and performing aviation and maritime search and rescues.

“Mr Taylor brings to this role his extensive experience in the maritime transport regulation sector, including as Secretary of the then Department of Infrastructure Transport, Regional Development and Local Government between 2004 and 2009.

“He has also previously led the Australian Government Agriculture Department and held Secretary appointments across several Victorian Government departments since 1992.”

Mr Truss said Mr Taylor's depth of experience and knowledge would be integral to ensure AMSA can achieve its vision of safe shipping, clean seas and saving lives.

“In a broad range of work across various sectors, Mr Taylor is well recognised for his commitment to reform and outstanding work in various government roles,” he said.

“I am sure the Australian maritime industry will warmly welcome Mr Taylor to his new role.”

Mr Taylor has been appointed to the AMSA Board for a period of three years.

AMSA is a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990.