Queensland Law Society

QLS welcomes appointment of solicitor as Queensland’s new Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Date 06 Sep 2018
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Queensland Law Society has applauded the government on its appointment of long-standing member Scott McDougall as the state’s new Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.

Society President Ken Taylor said Mr McDougall’s extensive experience as a lawyer in the areas of discrimination and human rights law made him the perfect candidate to fill the role and would be a great servant to the people of Queensland.

“On behalf of the profession I congratulate Mr McDougall on his appointment and think everyone will agree he is more than eminently qualified and experienced to serve in his new role,” Mr Taylor said.

“Mr McDougall has a great depth of experience in discrimination and human rights law and has been a very active QLS member for more than 20-years and served on the Society’s Access to Justice and Pro Bono Law Committee.

“The Anti-Discrimination Commission ensures that all Queenslanders are treated fairly and the people of Queensland can be confident of being given even treatment under Mr McDougall’s stewardship."

At the time of his appointment Mr McDougall was the Director and Principal Solicitor of Caxton Legal Centre.  

He has also played a lead role advocating for improvements to elder abuse laws across Australia.

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For further information, please contact the External Affairs Division on 07 3842 5835, mobile 0488 433 884 or via email, media@qls.com.au.