Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM were on Friday reappointed to the Australian Human Rights Commission for two years.
Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced the appointments, while congratulating both for being “highly effective in strengthening human rights in our society”.
“Their dedication and passionate advocacy in protecting and promoting human rights is admirable and their reappointments will ensure they can continue the important work they are doing in the areas of sex and disability discrimination.
“Both Commissioners have supported the Australian Human Rights Commission by serving in additional roles until the appointment last year of stand-alone Age and Race Discrimination Commissioners.
As the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Broderick leads the Commission’s work to address discrimination, sexual harassment and other barriers to gender equality.
“It’s been a privilege to have been Sex Discrimination Commissioner and to have led the Commission’s Australian Defence Force Review. I am incredibly grateful to be able to recommit, on a full time basis, to core sex discrimination issues, including domestic and family violence,” Broderick said.
As the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Innes leads the Commission’s work in support of the rights of people with a disability.
“I am honoured and pleased to have the opportunity to continue to advance the rights of Australians with disability,” Innes said.