Elliott Johnston
Born: Established: 26 Feb 1918 North Adelaide, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 25 Aug 2011 Adelaide, South Australia,
Gender: Male
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Elliott Johnston became a Communist in 1941 and he resigned only to join the South Australian Supreme Court Bench. His appointment as Queen's Counsel by the Dunstan Government - after his controversial rejection by the former government of Steele Hall - was the highest public office attained by a Communist in Australia. In 1991 he made his national mark as head of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
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