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  1. Yak
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    ATSIC commissioner suspended
    August 13, 2003

    ABORIGINAL leader Geoff Clark has been suspended from his post as chairman of Australia's peak indigenous body ATSIC on the grounds of misbehaviour.

    Indigenous Affairs Minister Philip Ruddock said Mr Clark's suspension followed his conviction earlier this year for obstructing police and behaving in a riotous manner in public.

    "I have today suspended Mr Geoff Clark as a Commissioner and Chairman of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) on the grounds of misbehaviour as provided for under Section 40 of the ATSIC Act 1989," Mr Ruddock said.

    Mr Ruddock said he would not sack Mr Clark until his appeal against his conviction was determined by the Victorian County Court.

    He said Deputy ATSIC chair Terry Whitby would act as chairman until the matter was resolved.
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