Mr McEwin is taking the reins from Susan Ryan who is currently in the role at the Australian Human Rights Commission, along with being the Age Discrimination Commissioner since the departure of Graeme Innes in mid-2014.
In addition to his role at the Deaf Society, Mr McEwin is the chairman of the Disability Council of NSW and is profoundly Deaf. One of his key focuses over the coming years will be the successful implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Furthemore, former Victorian senator Dr Kaye Patterson is the new Age Discrimination Commissioner and Edward Santow has been appointed Human Rights Commissioner
All three new appointments will serve a full five-year term in their new roles.
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