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Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner re-appointed.



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ATTORNEY- GENERAL ___________________________________________________

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THE HON DARYL WILLIAMS AM QC MP ___________________________________________________

20 December 2001 1084

ACTING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER RE-APPOINTED

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM as the acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

Dr Ozdowski is currently the Human Rights Commissioner and has been Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner since December 2000. His new term commenced on 18 December 2001 and will run until 1 February 2002.

I thank Dr Ozdowski for his dedication to disability issues during his first term as Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner. He has a strong record in human rights and in international and multicultural affairs. He has made an important contribution to the progression of disability discrimination issues during his first term as Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

The Government will continue its efforts to reform the structure of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission to ensure that it is efficient and focussed on educating the broader Australian community about human rights issues.

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