6 Apr 2016

Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights Commissioner

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:14 pm on 6 April 2016

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission is in New Zealand to give a talk on the widening gulf that is human rights across the Tasman – and she says New Zealand leaders could be doing more.

LISTEN to Professor Gillian Triggs' interview with Jon Bridges:

"I would very much appreciate it if your political leaders and community leaders were willing to speak up more in a way that could have an impact in Australia" ~ Gillian Triggs

Professor Gillian Triggs

Photo: Australian Human Rights Commission

Gillian Triggs was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Professor Triggs was engaged in on-going public disagreement with former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, on the Australian detention centres for foreign nationals seeking refugee status. She was voted Australian Woman of the Year in 2015

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