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 d...

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Author / Creator:Triggs, Gillian D. (Gillian Doreen), 1945- author.
Imprint:Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2018.
©2018
Description:300 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:English
Subject:Triggs, Gillian D. -- (Gillian Doreen), -- 1945-
Lawyers -- Australia -- Biography.
Civil rights lawyers -- Australia -- Biography.
Human rights workers -- Australia -- Biography.
Civil rights lawyers.
Human rights workers.
Lawyers.
Women human rights workers - Australia - Biography.
Triggs, Gillian D. (Gillian Doreen), 1945-
National human rights institutions - Australia.
Human rights workers - Australia - Biography.
Australia.
Biography.
Autobiographies.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11804566
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ISBN:9780522873511
0522873510
Notes:Includes index.
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.