Disability Discrimination Commissioner

The Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the full-time statutory position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner.  This role is responsible for the promotion and advancement of rights of people with disability, including promoting understanding and compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

To successfully undertake the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner, an applicant will:

  • have a detailed knowledge and understanding of Australian human rights and disability discrimination law and intersections with other forms of discrimination, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the international human rights framework and government policies relating to all protected attributes under the Disability Discrimination Act, or the ability to acquire such knowledge and understanding quickly.
  • be a strong leader, with the ability to build coalitions for change within the government, corporate and non-government organisation sectors, while maintaining an independent advocacy role.
  • be able to communicate with influence, to listen to any audience and to develop measured, considered and evidence-based solutions to public policy challenges.
  • have a strong presence and be comfortable with a significant media and public profile.
  • have the ability to operate co-operatively as a member of the Commission, and to provide managerial, strategic and professional leadership of the highest order to Commission staff.
Australian Human Rights Commission
Friday 16th June, 2023
Friday 30th June, 2023

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