2017 Michael Kirby Justice Oration: Gillian Triggs

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Wednesday 27 September 2017

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs will deliver the seventh annual Michael Kirby Justice Oration for Victoria University's College of Law and Justice.

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG will introduce Professor Gillian Triggs who will deliver an address on Overreach of Executive & Ministerial Discretion: A threat to Australian democracy.

The annual oration provides a platform for leaders within our community to share their experiences, deep understanding, knowledge and reflections on issues of justice.

Appointed in 2012 as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission by The Hon. Nicola Roxon (Adjunct Professor, Victoria University), the international lawyer and former dean of the University of Sydney’s law school was President of the Australian Human Rights Commission until June this year. In 2012, Gillian Triggs prompted a major inquiry into children in immigration detention. The Forgotten Children report was handed down in 2015, and included a chapter dedicated to the plight of 116 children detained on Nauru.


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Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs


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27 September 2017, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


City Queen: 295 Queen Street 295 Queen Street

College of Law and Justice, Victoria University

Lecture Theatre G.02

295 Queen Street, via Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne