Margaret Donaldson is the director of the Race Discrimination Unit of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. In this role she is responsible for the projects and activities that are undertaken by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Clth). Prior to this role she was the director of the Native Title Unit and responsible for the annual production and publication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner’s report to parliament on native title. The Native Title Report monitors developments in native title law and policy that affect the human rights of Aboriginal people. In 2000 Margaret accompanied the Race Discrimination Commissioner to the United Nations to make submissions to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the human rights of Indigenous people in Australia. Prior to joining the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Margaret was a principal lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor, specialising in government law, tax law and commercial law. She has a Master of Laws from the University of New South Wales.