Leanne McLean was appointed Tasmania’s Commissioner for Children and Young People in November 2018. Her role is to promote the rights and wellbeing of Tasmanian children and young people—including ensuring that their rights are considered and promoted by adults when making decisions that may affect children.
Leanne has a wealth of experience as a leader in social policy development, including working at the coal face with young people and senior public service and government advisory roles.
Her work with children and young people includes shaping, delivering and communicating policies which affect them and empowering them to shape their own future.
Leanne is passionate about providing a voice for children and young people, believes strongly in the transformative power of education and early intervention and the value of every young person in shaping the future of Tasmania.
Leanne grew up in the Far South of Tasmania, attended Geeveston District High School, Ogilvie High School, Hobart College and the University of Tasmania and now lives with her husband and two children in Hobart.
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