The Commissioner

Kevin Cocks AM

Commissioner Kevin Cocks

Kevin Cocks was appointed Queensland's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner for an initial term of four years in February 2011.  Kevin was reappointed for an additional three years, and his current term of office will end on 6 February 2018.

Kevin holds a Master of Social Welfare, Administration & Planning from the University of Queensland and prior to his appointment was a prominent advocate working for social justice and human rights issues for vulnerable people with disabilities.

At local, state and national levels Kevin has made positive contributions to achieve legislative reform towards creating accessible built environments, facilities and public and private transport. In addition, he provided leadership in influencing legislative and policy reform to protect the most vulnerable people with disability at a state and national level.

In 2005 Kevin was awarded the Australian Human Rights medal by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Link to external website

Most recently in 2010, Kevin was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to people with disabilities, as an advocate for the promotion and protection of individual human rights, and as a contributor to the reform and development of disability services.

As Queensland's Anti-Discrimination Commission, Kevin's aim is to work towards a fairer, more inclusive Queensland.

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