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Speaking Up

Narrated by: Gillian Triggs
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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Gillian Triggs invites you to speak 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 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 listeners 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.

©2018 Gillian Triggs (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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A must read by all Australians

Thank you Gillian for having the courage to speak up and shine a light on human rights in Australia. This book gave me an understanding, for the first time, of the legalities of human rights in Australia and how little the public is aware of how badly we are meeting our international obligations. You have given me the evidence needed to think differently about all aspects of human rights. We need to do better as a society. Thank you!

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