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Wed Jul 26, 2017, 03:22 AM

Gillian Triggs: Australian government 'ideologically opposed to human rights'

In her time as Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Gillian Triggs has got up the noses of the Liberal/National government, to the point where abolition of the Human Rights Commission has been discussed by Cabinet members.

What she has had to say this week will probably have them frothing at the mouth.

"Triggs has used the last week of her tenure as human rights commissioner to say human rights in Australia were going backwards for almost all relevant groups. “Whether it’s women, Indigenous, homeless and most of course asylum seekers and refugees,” she told ABC Radio National on Wednesday morning.


"“Unlike almost every other comparable country Australia has no bill of rights against which government policies can be benchmarked,” Triggs said.

“As there is no bill of rights, the courts are very very hamstrung in standing up for human rights.”

She said the fear of terrorism was being exploited to centralise government power “giving ministers really unprecedented power without the supervision of the court.”


Turnbull might not be as doltish as Trump, but he's every bit as nasty, and this country is becoming a paradise for racists. SAD.

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Mickju Jul 2017 #1

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Wed Jul 26, 2017, 01:51 PM

1. This is what happens...

when you keep electing right wing governments.

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