John von Doussa

Hon John von Doussa is a Former Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Mr von Doussa became the 14th Chancellor of the University of Adelaide in 2004. From 2003-2008 he served as President of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, having been a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia since 1988.

His other roles have included President of the Australia Competition Tribunal, a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, an Additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, and a Judge of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia. He was also a part-time Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission and was a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia from 1986-1988.

Before his appointment as a Judge he was a Queens Counsel practicing mainly in South Australia, and had served terms as the President of the Law Society of South Australia, and Vice-President of the Law Council of Australia.

He has also held roles with the Supreme Court of Vanuatu, the Court of Appeal of Vanuatu and the Supreme Court of Fiji.

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