About Graeme

About Graeme

Graeme Innes AM is an Australian company director, lawyer and public speaker. He has been a human rights practitioner for 30 years in NSW and Western Australia and has participated in the development of national and international human rights instruments.

Graeme was Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner from December 2005 until July 2014. During that time he also served as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner for 3.5 years and as Race Discrimination Commissioner for 2 years.

In 1995, Graeme was entered into of the Order of Australia as a Member (AM). In 2003, he was a finalist for Australian of the Year. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra and appointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney.

Graeme Innes sailing
Graeme sailing the boat using bone conductive audio from a speaker in his cap delivering compass directions from an iPhone app

Graeme is married with two adult children (a son and daughter). He enjoys cricket (as a spectator) and sailing (as a participant), and relaxes by drinking Australian white wine.

2 thoughts on “About Graeme

  1. Hello Graeme, I do apologise for the unsolicited message! I just happened to hear the speech you gave this afternoon at the National Press Club. First and foremost I want to say thank you so very much for all of the time and energy you have put into securing equal rights for people with disabilities. There is no doubt that you are such a gift and blessing to the whole of Australia with your insight, wisdom, care and energy.

    The speech I saw you give today was absolutetly nothing short of inspirational. I would love to help wherever I can in your new initiative for the ABC. I would love to make a donation towards the cause, but I also have skills to offer if they could be of assistance.

    I have spent many years advising on strategic planning, performance management and governance. My details can be found on my linkedin account: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=190561319&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

    You might see that I have sent you an invitation to connect on Linkedin. I know you have much better things to do than check social media, so please, there is no worries if you don’t get to reply.

    I just wanted to sent this message to let you know how much you are supported and appreciated. If there is any way I can help in your future pursuits I would be absolutely thrilled.

    Take Care Graeme, and just know our thoughts are right behind you!!!

    With kindest regards,
    Belinda Reed
    thedaybrightener@gmail.com

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