Principal Commissioner | Children and Young People
Liana Buchanan is the Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People and also sits as a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission.
Liana has a background in oversight and system reform for people experiencing disadvantage, with a strong focus on family violence and sexual assault. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, her roles included the Executive Officer of the Federation of Community Legal Centres, where she lead the peak body for Victoria’s 50 community legal centres, and the Director, Office of Correctional Services Review, where she was responsible for monitoring Victoria’s corrections system.
Liana has also held legal and policy positions with a social justice focus in a number of agencies including the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice, Office for the Status of Women and Women’s Legal Service (SA).