O'Neil, Pamela Frances, (BSc (Biochem), FIPAA) (1945-)

Also known as
O'Neil, Pamela Frances (1945-)
Field of activity
Tribunal Member; Feminist; Politician; Biochemist
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-713056

Biographies

Pamela O'Neil was Australia's first Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

  • Born: daughter of John Patrick and Lurline Margaret Patfield Caffery
  • Attended All Hallows' School, Queensland
  • Attended Queensland University
  • Biochemist with the Commonwealth Health Laboratory, Darwin
  • Member Legislative Assembly, Australian Labor Party, for Fannie Bay, Northern Territory
  • Deputy Opposition Leader, Northern Territory
  • Appointed, Northern Territory representative to the CSIRO Committee on Information and Social Impact
  • Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  • Member of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Director of the Australian Heritage Commission
  • Principal Member of the Immigration Review Tribunal
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Australian Institute Administrative Law
  • Member of the Committee for the Review of the System of Review of Migration Decisions
  • President of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, ACT Division
  • Head of the Commonwealth Paedophile Inquiry
  • Chairperson of the Migration Agents Licensing Board
  • Member of the National Native Title Tribunal
  • Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, ACT
  • Visiting Scholar of the Centre for International and Public Law at the Australian National University

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

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
  • Career position - Biochemist at the Commonwealth Health Laboratory in Darwin
  • Career position - Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fannie Bay, Northern Territory
  • Career position - Deputy Opposition Leader of the Northern Territory Government
  • Career position - Northern Territory representative on the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Committee on Information and Social Impact
  • Career position - Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  • Career position - Member of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Career position - Director of the Australian Heritage Commission
  • Career position - Principal Member of the Immigration Review Tribunal (IRT)
  • Career position - Senior Member of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Career position - Head of the Commonwealth Paedophile Inquiry
  • Career position - Chairperson of the Migration Agents Registration Board
  • Career position - Member of the National Native Title Tribunal
  • Career position - Visiting Fellow in the Centre for International and Public Law at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Related people and organisations

Australian Women's Register

Resources for Pamela Frances O'Neil

Selected resources (8)

Australian Women's Register

  1. O'Neil, Pamela Frances
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2013]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  4. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content
  5. Personalities - Bob Hawke - With Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pam O'Neill, 1984
    [1 : 1984]
    Series: National Archives of Australia, National Office
    20/7/84/16

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. O'Neil, Pamela Frances
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  3. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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