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OBE, LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons)
Joanne Morris has held a range of senior roles within the New Zealand public service. Married with two teenaged children, she currently chairs the Broadcasting Standards Authority and until 2004 was a foundation member of the Legal Service Agency Board. From 1994 to 1999, Ms Morris was a commissioner at the New Zealand Law Commission, where her primary responsibility was the Women's Access to Justice project. Previously a senior law lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, Ms Morris also chaired the 1988 Ministerial Committee of Inquiry into Pornography and, from 1989 to 1994, was a member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority. She has been an executive member of the Wellington branch of the National Council of Women and vice-president of the Association of University Teachers.
Joanne Morris has been on numerous Waitangi Tribunal panels since she was appointed in 1989 and, since 1996, has served as a presiding officer in three claims.
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