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Rodney Dillon

Palawa Elder. Indigenous Rights Advisor for Amnesty International Australia

Rodney Dillon is the Indigenous Rights Advisor for Amnesty International Australia. Rodney, a Palawa Elder, is a former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) Commissioner for Tasmania. Rodney has been instrumental in the repatriation of Indigenous remains from overseas. He was awarded the NAIDOC male person of the year in 2006, a Tasmanian State Finalist for Australian of the Year in 2011, and won the Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2013. His favourite achievement is the purchase of a sheep station on Bruny Island for the Aboriginal people of Tasmania.