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HREOC’s leaders

President

The Hon. John von Doussa: 2003 – present
Professor Alice Tay, 1998 – 2003
Sir Ronald Wilson: 1990 – 1998
The Hon. Justice Marcus Einfeld: 1986 – 1990

Australia is not just for winners. HREOC is in the business of responding to the needs of those in the community who are defenceless, disadvantaged and powerless. Australia’s advancement in well-being must not leave any of its citizens behind.

Sir Ronald Wilson, HREOC President 1990-1998

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Tom Calma: 2004 – present
Dr William Jonas: 1999 – 2004
Zita Antonias: 1998 (Acting)
Mick Dodson: 1993 – 1998

The primary task of my Commission is to monitor the gap between the life experience of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, to ensure that certain absolute minimum standards are achieved and then exceeded, to make equality an experience and not an ideal.
Mick Dodson, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner 1993-1998

 

Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Photo of Graeme Innes

Graeme Innes AM: 2005 – present (Acting)
Dr Sev Ozdowski: 2000 – 2005 (Acting)
Susan Halliday: 1999 (Acting)
Chris Sidoti: 1998 (Acting)
Elizabeth Hastings: 1993 – 1997

People with a disability have for too long been required to live on the margins of society; they have for too long been required to be grateful for moments of inclusion and patient about years of exclusion. This Act recognises their right to expect the same rewards and responsibilities as the community in which they live.  Elizabeth Hastings, Disability Discrimination Commissioner 1993-1997

Human Rights Commissioner

Graeme Innes AM: 2005 – present
Dr Sev Ozdowski: 2000 – 2005
Chris Sidoti: 1995 – 2000
Brian Burdekin: 1986 – 1994

Photo of Tom Calma

Race Discrimination Commissioner

Tom Calma: 2004 – present (Acting)
Dr William Jonas: 1999 – 2004 (Acting)
Zita Antonias: 1994 – 1999
Irene Moss: 1986 – 1994

Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Elizabeth Broderick: 2007 – present
The Hon. John von Doussa: 2007 (Acting)
Pru Goward: 2001 – 2007
Susan Halliday: 1998 – 2001
Moira Scollay: 1997 – 1998 (Acting)
Susan Walpole: 1993 – 1997
Quentin Bryce: 1988 – 1993
Pam O'Neill: 1984 – 1988

Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination Photo of Elizabeth Broderick

Elizabeth Broderick: 2007 – present
The Hon. John von Doussa: 2007 (Acting)
Pru Goward: 2004 – 2007

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

Level 8, Piccadilly Tower
133 Castlereagh Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
GPO Box 5218
SYDNEY NSW 2001

Telephone: (02) 9284 9600; 1300 369 711
Complaints Infoline: 1300 656 419
TTY: 1800 620 241
Fax: (02) 9284 9611
Website: www.humanrights.gov.au
Email: paffairs@humanrights.gov.au

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