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Mick Gooda

Mick Gooda, an indigenous Australian of the Gangulu people in the Central Queensland,[1][2] a public servant[3] and Aboriginal activist, is the Australian Human Rights Commission's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner since 16 December 2009.[4][5]

Prior to taking up the position of Commissioner, Gooda was the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Health Cooperative Research Centre.[6] Gooda was a long–serving officer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.[3]

In 2016, Gooda and Margaret White were appointed as co-Commissioners for the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.[7]