Irene Moss

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Irene Kwong Moss AO (born 9 December 1948) is an Australian solicitor and former public servant. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts (Government) and a Bachelor of Laws and from Harvard Law School with a Master of Laws, and became a solicitor at the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia. Moss was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of New South Wales.[citation needed]

After some time working for the New South Wales anti-discrimination board, she was the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission from 1986 to 1994.[1] She was the New South Wales ombudsman from 1995, and from 1999 to 2004 was the Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.[2] She has been a board member for various organisations, including becoming the chair of the free speech organisation Australia’s Right To Know, a coalition of major Australian media organisations in 2007.[3] Moss has also led a number of Government inquiries. Moss chairs the Sax Institute, a Sydney-based public health and health research organisation.[citation needed]

She is married to the former chief executive of Macquarie Bank, Allan Moss.

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