IAHA Welcomes Appointment of June Oscar AO as Social Justice Commissioner
IAHA would like to congratulate June Oscar AO on her appointment as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Ms Oscar, a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, has devoted her career to improving the health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly those living in remote areas.
“My colleagues and I at the Commission are delighted that, for the first time, an Indigenous woman has been officially appointed to become the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner,” said Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs.
Ms Oscar is well known for leading a successful campaign in the Kimberley region to restrict alcohol in a bid to curb Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as well as violence, crime, injury and death.
“We would like to thank Ms Oscar for the support she has given IAHA, most recently presenting at the National Professional Development Forum held last year in Canberra,” said Donna Murray, IAHA CEO.
“We look forward to working with Ms Oscar in her new capacity as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner to ensure our people access their fundamental human rights and achieve health equity.” Ms Oscar will commence her five-year term from April 3, 2017.
Ms Oscar will commence her five-year term from April 3, 2017.
February 10, 2017
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