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Tony Harrison was appointed to lead the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion in June 2016. The Department consists of Housing SA, Disability SA and Domiciliary Care Services and Youth Justice and brings together a range of services and policies designed to support vulnerable people and to help build resilient communities.
He has a strong background in public administration in addition to matters pertaining to child protection and is a keen advocate for supporting those with a disability, particularly children and young people.
Mr Harrison has extensive experience in high level organisational management, through his previous work as Chief Executive, Department for Education and Child Development, a Police Assistant Commissioner with SAPOL, as Director-General, Community Safety, and as Chief Executive of the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission. He also served as President of Minda Incorporated for 8 years, the largest disability provider in South Australia.
In 2014 Mr Harrison took on the national role of Chair of the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Group (ATSIEAG). In his role as chair of the ATSIEAG and as a member of AEEYSOC Mr Harrison had an important role in supporting the Education Council to achieve its priority actions and fulfil its planning, monitoring and reporting responsibilities.
Mr Harrison is committed to supporting the delivery of professional and contemporary services across the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion. He is focused on ensuring the delivery of a highly integrated service delivery model to assist disadvantaged members of the community including responsibility for South Australians transitioning into the National Disability Insurance Scheme.