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O'Neil, Pamela Frances (1945 - )

BSc (Biochem), FIPAA

Born
20 September 1945
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Feminist and Tribunal Member

Summary

Pamela O'Neil was Australia's first Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

Details

Events

20 Sept. 1945
Born: daughter of John Patrick and Lurline Margaret Patfield Caffery
1958 - 1962
Attended All Hallows' School, Queensland
1963 - 1965
Attended Queensland University
1966 - 1969
Biochemist with the Commonwealth Health Laboratory, Darwin
1977 - 1983
Member Legislative Assembly, Australian Labor Party, for Fannie Bay, Northern Territory
1981 - 1983
Deputy Opposition Leader, Northern Territory
c. 1983
Appointed, Northern Territory representative to the CSIRO Committee on Information and Social Impact
1984 - 1988
Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Commissioner
1986 - 1988
Member of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
1989
Director of the Australian Heritage Commission
1989 - 1995
Principal Member of the Immigration Review Tribunal
1991 - 1993
Member of the Executive Committee, Australian Institute Administrative Law
1992
Member of the Committee for the Review of the System of Review of Migration Decisions
1992 - 1993
President of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, ACT Division
1996 - 1997
Head of the Commonwealth Paedophile Inquiry
1996 - 1998
Chairperson of the Migration Agents Licensing Board
1996 - 1999
Member of the National Native Title Tribunal
1996 - 2009
Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, ACT
1998
Visiting Scholar of the Centre for International and Public Law at the Australian National University

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.nwmc.org.au/history2/biogs/oneil.htm accessed 03032003, Who's Who in Australia 2002 p. 1434-1435 and Pamela O'Neil's CV.

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Archival resources

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Personalities - Bob Hawke - With Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pam O'Neill, 1984, 1984, 20/7/84/16; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

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