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Biographical details—Iain Anderson

Iain Anderson, acting Secretary

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Iain Anderson is the acting Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department.

Since joining AGD in 1990, Iain has worked in many areas of the department, including as Deputy Secretary of the Legal Services and Families Group.

Iain has led divisions responsible for:

  • criminal justice
  • strategic policy
  • native title
  • territories
  • legal services
  • classification.

He has also been the department's Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all enabling services, and has led the in-house legal area of the Australian Taxation Office.

Iain has degrees in law and economics from Sydney University.