ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner Helen Watchirs.

ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner Helen Watchirs. Photo: Jay Cronan

Attorney-General Simon Corbell has announced. ACT Human Rights Commissioner Helen Watchirs will temporarily take on the additional role of Public Advocate,

Anita Phillips will retire from the public advocate's position at the end of the year. Mr Corbell said Dr Watchirs would act in the post for three months while a review of statutory officer positions in the Justice portfolio was completed.