Pauline Griffin AM (1942)

Pauline Griffin

 

Pauline Griffin was a Commissioner of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (Industrial Relations Commission) from 1975 to 1990 and a member of the Australian National University Council from 1978 to 1998. She was chair of the National Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation in the 1980s and a member of the 4th National Women's Consultative Council in the 1990s.

Pauline attended Abbotsleigh and then graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in 1946 and a Diploma of Social Studies in 1947. Her career included working for the Commonwealth Department of Immigration, and as personnel manager at Bradmill Industries Limited and at Ethnor Pty Ltd.

Pauline served on a number of government committees including as Chair of the National Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation. She was a member of the Fourth National Women's Consultative Council and a member of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's National Advisory Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation. She also served as a member of the Management Committee for Barnardos Australia and was a member of the Board of Directors, Australian-American Educational Foundation (Fulbright Foundation) from 1994 to 1999.

Pauline was appointed to the Australian National University Council in 1978, elected Pro-Chancellor in 1991 and she served in that capacity until 1998. Pauline was appointed by the NSW Government as a Senior Executive Service Grievance Mediator from 1998 to 2002 and chaired the ANU Foundation for the Visual Arts from 2003 to 2005. Pauline was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 1988 and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Macquarie University in 1990.

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