Reconciliation Australia applauds announcement of Social Justice Commissioner

 In Media Release, News, Reconciliation Australia

Justin Mohamed, CEO of Reconciliation Australia, applauded the appointment of Ms. Oscar saying “The work of Ms. Oscar over her career, and particularly as CEO of Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre, has been inspirational.”

“She has shown herself to be a remarkable and determined advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and in particular, for women and children.”

“As the first woman to be appointed to the role of Social Justice Commissioner, Ms. Oscar will continue to be an inspirational example to all women and girls around Australia.”

Mr. Mohamed said during the 2016 Indigenous Governance Awards, Reconciliation Australia was privileged to celebrate the work of Ms. Oscar and Marninwarntikura, and to see the resulting change that was occurring in the Fitzroy Valley of Western Australia.

“Ms. Oscar has an exemplary record across a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy issues, and she will bring her experience and passion to the Social Justice Commissioner role. She has been, and continues to be, committed to realising the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia, and has fiercely defended these rights.”

“Only through the full realisation of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, will we be able to become a reconciled nation,” Mr. Mohamed added.

“At Reconciliation Australia, we look forward to the positive changes that Ms. Oscar will continue to drive for people across Australia, both now and into the future. Ms. Oscar takes with her the full support of Reconciliation Australia and, I am sure, of the wider nation.”

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