Some people beleive the position of “ACT Discrimination Commissioner and Human Rights Commissioner” to be a useless waste of time and money. Others consider it a vital part of developing the sort of society we might wish to become.
But consider this media release from the Chief Minister announcing the appointment.
… of Dr Helen Watchirs as the ACT Discrimination Commissioner and Human Rights Commissioner.
Dr Watchirs has been filling the position on an interim basis since the departure of Rosemary Follett in March 2004.
That doesn’t sound like our leaders think it’s a very important position does it?