- Gillian Triggs.
- Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2018.
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- Physical description
- 300 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
- Triggs, Gillian D. (Gillian Doreen), 1945- author.
- Finding my voice : from migrant to human rights advocate
- Speaking truth to power : leave no woman behind
- Tyranny of distance : Australia's human rights exceptionalism
- Seeking to be heard : indigenous Australians and human rights
- Offend, insult, intimidate or humiliate : freedom of speech and the 18C saga
- Tours of duty : monitoring the treatment of asylum seekers
- Stop the boats : asylum-seeker myths and the law
- Love is love : freedom of religion and marriage equality
- Special measures : racism and the Racial Discrimination Act
- The time is now : a charter of rights for Australia.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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.
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- 0522873510 (hardcover)
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