“Elizabeth Symons is a respected member of the ACT legal fraternity, and will bring valuable experience and skills to the tribunal,” Mr Corbell said.
Ms Symons started her legal career in Queanbeyan as a family law solicitor and a litigation solicitor in 1975.
Since 1994 she has held a number of judicial and public appointments including:
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— Special Magistrate, ACT Magistrates Court (1994-2004)
— Deputy Children’s Court Magistrate (1999-2000)
— Commissioner, ACT Legal Aid Commission (2004-5)
— Deputy Chair, ACT Sentence Administration Board (2005-7)
— Member, Social Security Appeals Tribunal (2008-2012)
“I am sure this appointment will be welcomed by the ACT legal profession, among whom Ms Symons enjoys a strong reputation,” Mr Corbell said.
The seven year appointment starts on 1 April 2012.