This week Cheryl Akle is joined by Gillian Triggs, president of The Australian Human Rights Commission (2012-2017), to discuss her latest memoir, Speaking Up – a brave biography that shares with readers the values that have guided Triggs’ convictions and the causes she has championed. Together, Cheryl and Gillian discuss the need for government accountability and the need for reform and change at a legislative and individual level.
Podcast guest: Gillian Triggs
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.