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Speaking Up

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Gillian Triggs invites you to speak up

"As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years.

How did this aspiring ballet dancer, dignified daughter of a tank commander and em
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Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by Melbourne University Press Digital
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Natasha Reid
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
Professor Gillian Triggs, much targeted warrior of human rights in Australia when she was the President of the Human Rights Commission, because her work highlighted many of the dastardly things the government of the day was trying to get away with. This memoir tells of how she got there, and the key areas of advocacy during her tenure.

From the gender pay gap and representation, the vicious #loveislove debate to reach marriage equality in Australia, domestic violence, racism, treatment of our Abo
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Greg
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gillian Triggs' five-year tenure as the Chair of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) proved to be both high-profile and controversial. The activities of the AHRC became subject to partisan rancour and media hit campaigns, leading to frequent stoushes with conservative politicians and commentators.

Triggs' AHRC was embroiled in a series of major human rights issues, including the treatment of asylum seekers, indigenous recognition, youth incarceration, racial discrimination, marriage equ
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Michael Mardel
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Speaking up by Triggs was a harrowing read in that there are so many things wrong with parliament and the judiciary that only a Bill of Rights is needed to protect all of us from the Border Protection bullies who make more and more laws to stop refugees from coming to the mainland of Australia, even when they need medical attention. As President of the Human Rights Commission, her findings were dismissed and Senate enquiries denigrated her. She is a law academic and should have been respected as ...more
CJ
Interesting and persuasive. I hadn't until now really consisted the fact that Australia doesn't have a charter of human rights, but I'm now quite thoroughly convinced that we need one.
Janine
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gillian Triggs is a wonderful person and humanitarian. One of best books I have read in years!
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