Interim replacement for Gooda announced | Australian Human Rights Commission

The Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has formally appointed Australian Human Rights Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs as the Acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for a period of three months while a selection process is undertaken to substantively fill the position.Her appointment as Acting Commissioner is effective immediately.The former Commissioner Mick Gooda resigned to take up his appointment as one of two Royal Commissioners at the Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territory.The Commission is pleased to announce Wiradjuri lawyer Robynne Quiggin will assist the President as Deputy Commissioner during this interim period.Robynne has worked at the Commission previously and was most recently senior advisor to Mick Gooda. Robynne is also Deputy-Chair of Bangarra Dance Theatre; trustee of the Australian Museum; Chair of Westpac’s Reconciliation Action Plan Committee; and a Director of the Board of the Lowitja Institute. Photo of Robynne Quiggan by Tiffany Parker.

Source: Interim replacement for Gooda announced | Australian Human Rights Commission

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