Monday 15 July 2013
The Principal Commissioner and staff are really looking forward to Andrew joining the Commission team, knowing how much he will enrich our knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society.
This new appointment will provide a greater capacity to enhance the quality of the Commission's work in ensuring better outcomes for all vulnerable children and young people and to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in the child protection and youth justice systems.
The new Commissioner will oversee a Five year plan for Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. He will also provide advice to government and service providers about policies and practices that will promote the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children.
Andrew is a Victorian Aboriginal man who has more than 30 years' experience in Aboriginal affairs policy and administration. He most recently worked as the Director of the Koori Justice Unit in the Department of Justice.