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Biographical entry O'Neil, Pamela Frances (1945 - )

20 September 1945
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Politician and Biochemist


Pamela O'Neill worked for the Commonwealth Department of Health and the Australian Red Cross Transfusion Service prior to being elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. She was the first Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Officer appointed after the legislation was passed in 1984.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1966 - 1969
Career position - Biochemist at the Commonwealth Health Laboratory in Darwin
1977 - 1983
Career position - Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fannie Bay, Northern Territory
1981 - 1983
Career position - Deputy Opposition Leader of the Northern Territory Government
c. 1983
Career position - Northern Territory representative on the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Committee on Information and Social Impact
1984 - 1988
Career position - Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Commissioner
1986 - 1988
Career position - Member of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Career position - Director of the Australian Heritage Commission
1989 - 1995
Career position - Principal Member of the Immigration Review Tribunal (IRT)
1996 -
Career position - Senior Member of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Administrative Appeals Tribunal
1996 - 1997
Career position - Head of the Commonwealth Paedophile Inquiry
1996 - 1998
Career position - Chairperson of the Migration Agents Registration Board
1996 - 1999
Career position - Member of the National Native Title Tribunal
1998 -
Career position - Visiting Fellow in the Centre for International and Public Law at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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