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Gillian Triggs

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Why an Australian charter of rights is a matter of national urgency

We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about, writes Gillian Triggs.
Audio interview

"We have a government that's ideologically opposed to human rights": Triggs

One of the most polarising figures in Australian public life takes her leave today, after five controversial years as Australia's human rights protector.
Report

The forgotten children: national inquiry into children in immigration detention 2014

This report argues that prolonged detention of children leads to serious negative impacts on their mental and emotional health and development. Foreword Australia currently holds about 800 children in mandatory closed immigration detention for indefinite periods, with no pathway to protection or settlement. This includes...