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Mick Gooda commenced his five-year term as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Date posted: 15 February 2010

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Cathy Branson QC, has welcomed Mr Mick Gooda who commenced his five-year term with the Human Rights Commission as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

Commissioner Gooda is a descendant of the Gangulu people of Central Queensland. He brings to the role more than 25 years experience in Indigenous affairs. Commissioner Gooda was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health. Mr Gooda was a member of the Western Australian Premier's Advisory Council on Racial Discrimination.

Mick is also currently a Board Member of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland, and is the Australian representative on the International Indigenous Council which focuses on healing and addictions.


Media contact:
Louise McDermott
Mobile: 0419 258 597

Australian Human Rights Commission
Level 8, Piccadilly Tower
133 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 9284 9600
TTY: 1800 620 241
Fax: (02) 9284 9611


Last updated: 15 February 2010
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