Victims of crime commissioner, Heidi Yates… reappointed.

HEIDI Yates has been reappointed for one more 5 years because the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner.

“I’m happy that Ms Yates has been reappointed to the position of ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner. Ms Yates is an skilled member of the Human Rights Fee,” stated Human Rights Minister Tara Cheyne.

Final month, Chief Minister Andrew Barr, in asserting a Board of Inquiry (The ACT equal of a royal fee) into the conduct of police and prosecutors within the rape case in opposition to former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann, stated the inquiry would additionally take a look at whether or not the help offered to the complainant Brittany by the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner “aligned with the related statutory framework”. The ultimate phrases of reference for the inquiry are but to introduced.

Minister Cheyne stated: “Throughout her time as commissioner, Ms Yates has been instrumental in driving reforms to sexual assault legal guidelines, bettering helps for sufferer survivors and actioning the suggestions of the Tasks Helping Victims’ Expertise and Restoration Assessment. Her vital contributions to the group have been recognised along with her nomination for 2023 ACT Australian of the 12 months.”

First appointed to the position in 2018, Yates will proceed for a brand new five-year time period commencing from March 19.

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