Press Release 14/12/07 Hon. Rick Barker
Dr Josephine Baddeley, Judy Callingham and Louise Carroll have been appointed to the Film and Literature Board of Review, Internal Affairs Minister, Rick Barker announced today. [They replace three Board members whose terms of office expired on 31 March 2007: Peter Cartwright, Dr Lalita Rajasingham and Stephen Stelhin]
Dr Josephine Baddeley is a barrister and solicitor and a senior member of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority. Dr Baddeley has worked for eight years on legal aid subcommittees at the Auckland District Court.
Judy Callingham is the Managing Director of Callingham and Edwards Limited. Ms Callingham has extensive experience in radio, television, film and the performing arts. Within these industries she has had numerous successes as a writer, producer, editor, presenter and journalist. Ms Callingham has served on a number of governance boards and is currently Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Broadcasting Commission Board.
Louise Carroll is currently the Youth Development Project Manager for the Turn Your Life Around Trust and has an extensive career in the development, management and delivery of social services, within both the public and not for profit sectors. Ms Carroll has received a Queen’s Service Order award for her services to the community and is a Justice of the Peace.
Administered by the Department of Internal Affairs the Board is an independent body appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Internal Affairs.
The Board is a statutory appeal body established under section 91 of the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993 (the Act). The function of the Board is to review the classification of publications referred to it under the Act, after the Office of Film and Literature Classification (the Office) has classified that publication.
The Board examines the publications according to the criteria in the Act, without regard to the Office’s initial classification. The definition of a publication under the Act includes films, video recordings, DVDs, books, magazines and computer based material. The Board does not comment on its decisions or its decision-making process.