Resignation of Human Rights Commissioner
Friday, 24 August 2001 Media Statement
Minister of Justice Margaret Wilson says she has now
received the resignation of Human Rights Commissioner Ms
Ella Henry from the Chief Human Rights Commissioner.
Henry has acted in the best interests of the Human Rights
Commission. I have accepted the resignation with regret
and will advise the Governor-General accordingly".
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