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Wednesday 18 December 2013
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On behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, the Commission’s President, welcomes the appointment of the Commission’s seventh Commissioner, Mr Tim Wilson.

“As a new Commissioner, Mr Wilson will join our team of six other Commissioners, headed by me as President,” said Professor Triggs. “We all look forward to Mr Wilson’s fresh voice in our discussions and collegiate development of Commission policies.”

As Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Wilson will join the team of Commissioners comprising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda, Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan, Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.

As President, Professor Gillian Triggs is wholly responsible and accountable for all activities of the Commission.

“Mr Wilson has seven years’ experience as Policy Director at the Institute of Public Affairs and is particularly concerned to support liberal approaches to freedom of speech,” Professor Triggs said. “We look forward to having him join our team as we continue to meet the challenges of protecting human rights in Australia.”

Mr Wilson is expected to commence his tenure of Human Rights Commissioner in February.