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Mick Palmer AO APM

Mick Palmer has over three-decades of experience in policing, including serving in the Northern Territory Police, the Australian Federal Police, the Criminal Investigation Branch and as Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police before retiring from that position in 2001. 
Mick was admitted to the Queensland Bar as a Barrister in 1982 and appeared for many young people facing drug and possession charges during that time before returning to policing in 1983. In 2004, Mick was appointed as the Federal Government’s Inspector of Transport Security to conduct a series of reviews across the following decade for the Federal Government into Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea and security concerns at Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms. He later conducted several inquiries for the Federal and for State Governments including the Inquiry into the Immigration Detention of Cornelia RAU, an Inquiry into the operations of Risdon Prison in Tasmania conducted for the State Government and a Victorian Prisons review conducted for the Victorian State Government. 
Mick is a member of the Board of Australia 21, a not for profit, human rights focused organisation and since 2012 he has contributed to the NOFFs Foundation regarding issues concerning youth displacement, and disadvantage, youth crime and drug use.

Mick Palmer AO APM

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Ian Gust AO

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Professor David Penington AC (dec.)

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

Mick Palmer AO APM

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Scammell
Manager, Corporate Services

Amy Herbert
Director of Policy and Practice

Anna Northey
Director of Strategic Communications

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Ian Gust

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Professor David Penington AC (dec.)

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

Mick Palmer AO APM

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Amy Herbert
Director of Policy and Practice

Brian Scammell
Manager, Corporate Services