Anthony Reilly appointed as new Queensland Ombudsman

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Anthony Reilly has been appointed Queensland’s new Ombudsman.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said Mr Reilly was a highly respected legal practitioner and public servant who brings strong skills and experience to the role.

“Anthony Reilly has built a career representing Queenslanders in the State’s legal system and serving the public,” the Attorney-General said.

“He has over a decade’s experience working in the community legal sector, providing an important voice to vulnerable Queenslanders.

“Since 2009 Mr Reilly has served as CEO of Legal Aid Queensland, leading the delivery of legal services to financially disadvantaged people across the State.

“He has also held key leadership roles in a number of government departments and agencies including Queensland Health, Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Public Safety Business Agency

“Anthony Reilly will continue the strong role the Ombudsman has traditionally performed in representing the interests of Queenslanders.”

The Ombudsman is a free and independent complaints assessment and investigation service, available to Queenslanders. It investigates complaints about the actions and decisions of state government departments and agencies (including state schools and TAFE), local councils and public universities.

The Ombudsman also has oversight of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 and has statutory authority to seek improvements to the quality of decision-making and administrative practice in government agencies.

The Attorney-General paid tribute to outgoing Ombudsman Phil Clarke for his almost 10 years of service.

“Phil Clarke has been an outstanding Ombudsman and I thank him for his service and wish him all the best for the future.”

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

 
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