The Hon John Mansfield AM QC was appointed Commissioner to the Inquiry.
Commissioner Mansfield held appointment as Justice of the Federal Court between 1996 and 2016. He has extensive experience in native title matters, particularly in the Northern Territory context, and also in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law, intellectual property and commercial law.
Commissioner Mansfield was appointed Queen’s Counsel for South in 1985 and for the Northern Territory in 1988. He also served as President of various law societies and councils, and between 1991 and 1993 he held the role of Counsel assisting the Commissioner for the Royal Commission into the State Bank of South Australia.
Commissioner Mansfield has been asked to inquire into set Terms of Reference contained below.
At the conclusion of the Inquiry, the Commissioner provided the Inquiry Report to the Administrator on 29 June 2018. The Report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 14 August 2018 and is now available here.