In her memoir Speaking Up, former president of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs writes candidly about the relentless political pressure and media scrutiny she endured as a result of telling the truth about children in offshore detention. Joined by Clare Wright, she offers her insights into Australian democracy, human rights and the law, and expands on the passionately argued memoir that reads as a clarion call to everyone who believes in a fairer world.

Gillian Triggs (Australian)

Gillian Triggs

Gillian Triggs is the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and a public International and commercial Lawyer. She has advised Australian and other Governments and international organisations on international law and was recently appointed Chair of the Independent Expert Panel Inquiry into Abuse of Office, Bullying and Sexual Harassment in UNAIDS. She is currently the President of the Asian Development Bank Tribunal and Chair of Justice Connect. Her memoir is Speaking Up.

Clare Wright (Australian)

Clare Wright

Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter and radio and television broadcaster. Her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka won the 2014 Stella Prize and NIB Waverley Prize for Literature. Her latest book is You Daughters of Freedom, the second in her Democracy Trilogy. Clare is currently an Associate Professor in History at La Trobe University.