Aboriginal commissioner named for NT Royal Commission.

2nd Aug 2016

Following increasing community and political pressure to appoint an Indigenous representative, former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda has been named co-commissioner alongside former Queensland Supreme Court Justice Margaret White, after Brian Martin stepped down this week.

Speaking on CAAMA Radio Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Jackie Huggins, says because of the high rates of Aboriginal children in juvenile detention it’s important to have an Aboriginal commissioner.