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Rosalind Croucher


President, Australian Human Rights Commission


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President, Australian Human Rights Commission
Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM commenced a 7-year term as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission on 30 July 2017. Prior to joining the Commission, she was President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (2009–2017) and Commissioner (2007–2009), where she led a number of significant law reform inquiries. She has lectured and published extensively, principally in the fields of equity, trusts, property, inheritance, legal history and increasingly in public policy. She was Dean of Macquarie Law school (1999-2007) and Sydney Law School (1997-1998) . In 2011, she was recognised as one of the 40 ‘inspirational alumni’ of UNSW, where she gained her PhD in legal history. In 2014 Croucher was acknowledged for her contributions to public policy as one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac awards. For her ‘outstanding contribution to the legal profession’ she was awarded the Australian Women Lawyer’s award in 2014 and in 2019 the NSW Women Lawyers Association gave her their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts’. Rosalind has received honorary LLDs from UNSW (2020) and Macquarie University (2020). In her non-legal life, she plays the oboe, cor anglais and recorders, and sings with the Bar Choir.
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