Former Australian Broadcasting Corp. Commissioner Earle Hackett Dies
April 26, 2010 at 4:22 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION Commissioner EARLE HACKETT, who died in SYDNEY on APRIL 5th of heart failure at 88.
HACKETT joined the INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL AND VETERINARY RESEARCH in ADELAIDE in 1958 and offered his speaking services to ABC radio in 1967, going on to become a frequent guest on the network's "INSIGHT" series. He was appointed to the ABC commission in 1973 by Prime Minister GOUGH WHITLAM's government, becoming acting Chairman in 1975 when Chairman RICHARD DOWNING died the day before the WHITLAM government fell. He later returned to private life in SYDNEY.