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The Hon Dr Gary Johns

Gary served in the House of Representatives from 1987-1996 and was Special Minister of State and Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations from 1993-1996. He served as an Associate Commissioner of the Commonwealth Productivity Commission 2002-2004. He was the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commissioner 2017-2022. He received the Centenary Medal for ‘service to Australian society through the advancement of economic, social and political issues’ and the 2002 Fulbright Professional Award in Australian-United States Alliance Studies, served at Georgetown University Washington DC. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. Some recent books include: Aboriginal Self-Determination: the Whiteman’s Dream (2011), Recognise What? (2014), The Charity Ball: How to Dance to the Donors’ Tune (2014), No Contraception No Dole: Tackling Intergenerational Welfare (2015), Your Body Belongs to the Nation & Other Public Health Lobby Errors (2017). Forthcoming book: ‘My Voice is More Worthy Than Yours!’: How an Aboriginal Elite Twisted Equality into Privilege