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UQP are delighted to share the wonderful news that Jill Eddington has been appointed as our new CEO. Jill has a long-standing relationship with us through her current role as Director of Literature at the Australia Council and as Director of the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. Some of you will already know Jill and her unwavering commitment to Australian writers. Her knowledge of the Australian cultural sector, her brilliant relationship skills and her passion for great literature will be an asset to us. As we move towards our 70th anniversary in 2018, Jill will bring her considerable knowledge and experience to UQP as we revitalise and reposition ourselves for the future.

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The University of Queensland Press (UQP) agreed in 2014 to publish a work written by award-winning Brisbane journalist and author Andrew McMillen, titled Skeleton School: Dissecting The Gift Of Body Donation. In accordance with the publishing agreement, Mr McMillen delivered the work – which was intended to be his second book for UQP – in 2016. 
UQP regrets to advise that, through no fault of Mr McMillen, it is unable to publish Skeleton School. The University is now of the view that the publication of any book on the issue of the Body Donor Program, however sensitive, may upset some families and friends of participants in that program. There is no suggestion that this decision reflects in any way on the quality and standard of the book, which met the expectations of UQP. 
UQP is hopeful that it may have the opportunity to publish further works written by Mr McMillen.

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Stuart Barnes features in the much loved Riverbend Poetry series.