Ray Robinson (ATSIC Deputy Chairperson)

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Ray 'Sugar Ray' Robinson was an Australian who served as Deputy Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission from 1996 to 2003.[1]

He resigned at a time when ATSIC was under enhanced scrutiny by the Howard Government, then in its third term.[1] He was subject to investigation regarding his conduct as an administrator and board member of a number of Aboriginal organisations.[1]

He was convicted of an offense identified as a result of these investigations in September 2008, but on appeal the Queensland Court of Appeal quashed that conviction and ordered a retrial.[2] In 2011, he was convicted on retrial and placed on a good behaviour bond[3]

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  2. ^ Sarah Elks (2 September 2009). "Former ATSIC boss Ray Robinson wins retrial". The Australian. Nationwide News. ISSN 1038-8761. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Tony Koch; Michael McKenna (15 April 2011). "'Sugar' Ray Robinson $45,000 no-pay order reviewed". The Australian. Nationwide News. ISSN 1038-8761. Retrieved 2 May 2011.