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Tag : Gillian Triggs

Podcast: Where Not for Profits Fear to Tread

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  A new report commissioned by Pro Bono Australia in partnership with the Human Rights Law Centre, has found that not for profits are on a path of quiet advocacy. The Civil Voices research

Advocacy Under Threat as NFPs Engage in Self-Silencing

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Australian charities are self-silencing for fear of risking their financial security or attracting political retribution, according to a new report. Civil Voices, an initiative

Triggs Says Australia’s Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment a ‘Disgrace’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 -  The former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, has labelled the federal government’s approach to the economic empowerment

Report Calls for Government to Defend Democracy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  The Australian government is being urged to take action to “defend democracy” and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest. A new Human Rights Law Centre report,

Inquiry Launched into Freedom of Speech

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  A parliamentary inquiry has been set up to examine freedom of speech, including possible changes to sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act and the Australian Human

New Data Reveals Picture of Disability, Aging and Carers in Australia

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th October 2016 -  Almost one in 12 Australians with disability – or more than 281,000 people – reported that they had experienced discrimination or unfair treatment because of their disability,

Triggs to Act As Indigenous Social Justice Commissioner

Lina Caneva, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  Australian Human Rights Commission president Professor Gillian Triggs has been appointed as the acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner for

Impact 25 Winners Announced

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 8th December 2015 -  Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner, Rosie Batty, has been voted the most influential person in the Not for Profit sector in this year’s Impact 25. Batty…

Five Australians Shortlisted for Human Rights Medal

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th November 2015 -  The five Australians shortlisted for this year’s Human Rights Medal are “exceptional and inspiring individuals”, according to Australian Human Rights Commission…

Finalists in Young People’s Human Rights Medal

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th November 2015 -  Human Rights President Gillian Triggs has announced the finalists for the 2015 Young People’s Human Rights Medal. “It is testimony to the critical role that young people…

Nominate for Human Rights Community Award

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 -  Nominations are about to close for the 2015 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Award to be presented at the Australian Human Rights Awards ceremony in December. The deadline for…


Ministers Play Dirty Pool Over Triggs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  Ministers Brandis and Dutton play some dirty pool in their fight with the President of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs, writes Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow
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