Gillian Triggs: Speaking Up

Friday, 28 September, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Friday, 28 September, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library
  • Cost
Gillian Triggs

Join former Human Rights Commissioner, Gillian Triggs for the Darwin launch of her memoir Speaking 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 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.

About the Author
Professor Gillian Triggs served as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012 to 2017. She has held many significant academic positions, including director of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law and dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. She is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Justice Connect.

This event is presented by The Bookshop Darwin. Books will be available to purchase for $45 and Gillian will be available for signing.

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