Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations

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Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations
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Incumbent
Gary Quinlan

since 25 June 2009
Style His Excellency
Nominator Julia Gillard
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder Paul Hasluck
Formation 1946
Website Permanent Representative

The role of Her Majesty's Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations is as the leader of the Australian delegation to the United Nations in New York. The position has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is also the representative of the Australia in the United Nations Security Council (2013-2014).

The Permanent Representative, currently Gary Quinlan, is charged with representing Australia, both through its non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and also during plenary meetings of the General Assembly, except in the rare situation in which a more senior officer (such as the Minister for Foreign Affairs or the Prime Minister of Australia) is present. The post is appointed by the Governor General of Australia in the name of the monarch, and nominated by the Prime Minister.

Office holders[edit]

Incumbent Start of Term End of Term
Norman Makin (Head of Delegation) 1945 1946
Paul Hasluck 1946 1947
John Hood 1947 1950
Keith Shann (acting) 1950 1951
W. D. Forsyth 1951 1956
Sir Edward Ronald Walker 1956 1959
Sir James Plimsoll 1959 1963
David Hay[1] 1964 1965
Sir Patrick Shaw 1965 1970
Sir Laurence McIntyre 1970 1975
Ralph Harry 1975 1978
Harold David Anderson 1978 1982
Richard Woolcott 1982 1988
Michael Costello (acting) 1988 1989
Peter Wilenski 1989 1992
Richard Butler 1992 1996
Penelope Wensley[2] 1997 2001
John Dauth[3] 2001 2006
Caroline Millar (acting) 2006 2006
Robert Hill 2006 2009
Gary Quinlan[4] 2009 present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farquharson, John (2009-05-22). "David Hay, 1916-2009". smh.com.a. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York". Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York". Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations". Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

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