Commissioner | Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The Honourable Justice Jennifer Coate is a Judge of the Family Court of Australia and one of the six Commissioners of the Commonwealth Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Prior to this, Justice Coate held a number of appointments, including Judge of the County Court of Victoria, State Coroner of Victoria, the inaugural President of the Children’s Court of Victoria and Senior Magistrate and Magistrate of the Magistrate’s Court of Victoria.
During her time as President of the Children’s Court of Victoria, Justice Coate oversaw the establishment of the Children’s Koori Court. Justice Coate has also worked as a part-time Law Reform Commissioner, a solicitor in private practice, a solicitor for the Legal Aid Commission of Victoria and in policy and research for the Victorian Government.