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Seven Commissioners were appointed to examine and expose violence towards, or neglect, abuse or exploitation of, people with disability.



The Honourable Ronald Sackville AO KC

Ronald Sackville was a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 1994 to 2008. From 2008 to 2019 he was an acting Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Ronald Sackville

Ms Barbara Bennett PSM

Ms Bennett brings to the Commission some 20 years' experience at senior levels in the Commonwealth Public Service. She has held senior positions at both the Department of Social Services and Department of Human Services, overseeing the development of policy and programs to support families, children, family safety, multicultural affairs and settlement services.
Barbara Bennett

Dr Rhonda Galbally AC

Dr Rhonda Galbally AC has been a CEO, Chair and board member for over thirty years, across business and the not for profit sector, the public sector and philanthropy. As a woman with a lifelong disability, Dr Galbally first began focusing on disability rights and policy in the early 1980s while working at the Victorian Council for Social Services.
Professor Rhonda Galbally AC

Ms Andrea Mason OAM

Ms Mason is a visionary leader with many accolades to her name including 2016 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, 2017 Northern Territory Australian of the Year and in the same year, Alice Springs Centralian Citizen of the Year. A Ngaanyatjarra and Karonie Australian woman from Western Australia, Ms Mason has built a reputation and career grounded in deep respect for the voice and collective determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Ms Andrea Mason OAM

Dr Alastair McEwin AM

Commissioner McEwin is a long term disability advocate whose systemic advocacy and policy work has seen him put his name to countless professional and personal endeavours, including his most recent role as Australia's Disability Discrimination Commissioner from 2016 to 2019. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for June 2019, Commissioner McEwin was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to people with disability, and as a human rights advocate.
Alastair McEwin

The Honourable John Ryan AM

Mr Ryan is a former teacher, public servant and parliamentarian who has devoted his career and personal life to helping and advocating for other people.
John Ryan

The Honourable Roslyn Atkinson AO

Roslyn Atkinson was appointed as a Commissioner on 13 September 2019. By Amending Letters Patent her appointment ceased on 24 June 2021.
Roslyn Atkinson