Appointment To Board Of Old Parliament House

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Niki Savva as a member of the Board of Old Parliament House for a three-year term.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said Ms Savva’s extensive experience and knowledge of parliament, politics and the media would be a great asset to the Board.

“As a journalist in Old Parliament House, an adviser in the new Parliament House and an author on Australian politics – Niki Savva brings unrivalled experience to the Board.

“Having people on the Board who’ve lived and breathed the history of Old Parliament House is integral to making sure those stories are told.”

Old Parliament House is the home to the Museum of Australian Democracy which provides Australians with an enriched understanding and appreciation of the political legacy and intrinsic value of Australian democracy.

Ms Niki Savva is an accomplished political journalist, author and former political adviser.

Ms Savva has worked in both Old Parliament House and the new Parliament House. She has held positions with a number of media organisations including Political Correspondent and Bureau Chief in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery (1974-1990), the News Limited Washington correspondent (1991-1992), political editor at the Herald Sun (1993-1996), political editor at The Age (1996-1997) and a columnist for The Australian (2010-2021).

Ms Savva also held Senior Adviser positions in the offices of the Treasurer, Peter Costello and Prime Minister John Howard, between 1998 and 2007.

Ms Savva is now a columnist with The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald and a regular panellist on the ABC’s Insiders.

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