Gillian Triggs - Speaking Up - Thursday 11th October

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.

Copies of Speaking Up will be on sale, and Gillian will be available for signing.


Date and time: Thursday 11th October, 6pm for 6.30pm at the Seymour Centre.


Tickets available on Seymour Centre website.

$35 full price

$30 concession

$70 book + ticket deal (save $10)

Prices do not include $6 transaction fee.