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 eminent law academic respond when appreciative passengers on a full airplane departing Canberra greeted her with a round of applause?
Speaking Up shares with readers the values that have guided Triggs’ convictions and the causes she has championed. She dares women to be a little vulgar and men to move beyond their comfort zones to achieve equity for all. And she will not rest until Australia has a Bill of Rights.
Triggs’ passionate memoir is an irresistible call to everyone who yearns for a fairer world.
Gillian Triggs will be joined in conversation by former Greens Senator Bob Brown. Join us for an evening of fascinating discussion from two of the most interesting figures on the Australian political stage.
To be held at Hobart Town Hall.
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$5 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Bob Brown Foundation.