The Hon Fred Chaney AO

The Hon Fred Chaney AO

The Hon Fred Chaney AO was one of the founding Co-Chairs of Reconciliation Australia and an early advocate for Aboriginal voting rights. Mr Chaney was part of establishing the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia and was the federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs between 1978 and 1980. Also Deputy President of the National Native Title Tribunal and Chair of Desert Knowledge Australia, Mr Chaney was instrumental in establishing the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, which supports Indigenous young people to reach their potential. In 1997 Mr Chaney became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to the Parliament of Australia and to the Aboriginal community.