Australian Council on Children and the Media

Board of Directors

The ACCM Board contains one representative of each state of Australia and two representatives from its corporate membership. There are ten Board members in all, plus an appointed Secretary and Treasurer.

The officers of the Board are:

Position Member
President Elizabeth Handsley
Secretary Kate Martin

ACCM board members October 2019 to September 2020:

State Member Background information
South Australia Elizabeth Handsley BA, LLB, LLM, Professor of Law, Flinders University, a specialist in media law as it applies to children.
Western Australia Leon Straker John Curtin Distinguished Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, WA
New South Wales Dr Wayne Warburton Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, Macquarie University 
Queensland Michael Nagel PhD, Associate Professor, School of Science in Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast,  teaching and researching in the
areas of cognition, behaviour and learning, and human development and early learning
Victoria William Garvey Senior Fellow in the Centre for Community Child Health Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 
Tasmania Kevan Goodworth Chairperson, Australian Council of State Schools Organisation; CEO, Parents and Councils, Queensland
Australian Capital Territory Michael Nuttall Executive Officer of the Australian Primary Principals Association, overseeing the operations of the Canberra-based national office
and representing the association in various national forums.
Northern Territory Donna Odegaard PhD, CEO Larrakia TV, Professional background in Aboriginal affairs and heritage, Indigenous education, training and employment
Corporate representatives Member Background information
Australian Education Union (AEU) Leah Mertens Diploma of Teaching Arts/Humanities. Taught English and French in primary and secondary schools in Queensland.
Now Research Officer Professional Issues, at the Queensland Teachers Union.
Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA) Beth Blackwood CEO, AHISA

Honorary CEO, Australian Council on Children and the Media: Barbara Biggins, OAM