It is with mixed feelings that Caxton Legal Centre announces that its Director, Scott McDougall, has been appointed as Queensland’s next Anti-Discrimination Commissioner. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath announced the appointment on Thursday.
Scott has been the Director of Caxton Legal Centre for 16 years, during which time the organisation has experienced considerable growth, and become one of Australia’s leading community legal centres. Scott has also been involved with a significant number of test cases involving discrimination and implied freedom of communication, and in doing so, has advanced the interests of many individuals and communities who have been the subject of discrimination.
Scott will bring his commitment to the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to the role of Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, along with experience representing people discriminated against on the grounds of sexuality, religion or disability.
He will commence at the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland in October. Caxton is, naturally, saddened at his departure, but equally wishes him the best in his new role.
A recruitment process for a Chief Executive Officer of Caxton Legal Centre will occur over the coming weeks.