Gillian Triggs gave only a token reference to the Party that caused 2,000 children to be held in detention and no reference at all to the hundreds who drowned. Her love affair with Labor was on display and her lack of impartiality has destroyed her personal political plaything, The Human Rights Commission.

Mark Dreyfus has referred his claim to the AFP that Attorney General, George Brandis, may have committed an offence by “bribing” Triggs with alternative employment if she wished to leave her post. 

It will be given the short shrift it deserves by the AFP. Dreyfus’s charge is laughable and probably explains why he is no longer a practising QC.

Triggs quite understandably had palpitating trepidations over the release of her outrageous report, “The Forgotten Children”. Amid chatter from both sides of Parliament that her role had become untenable, she had asked that Senator Brandis clarify where he stood in relation to her report and if he still had confidence in her.

Brandis then sent a Departmental envoy to Sydney to discuss the matter with her (he was unable to go himself). She was told if she wished to depart the Commission the Government would provide an alternative legal position for her within the Public Service. 

Triggs promptly dismissed the proposition as “disgraceful”, preferring to publicise and politicise the issue (she is very good at those things) despite the fact that Brandis was offering her a way out of a self-inflicted, unsustainable mess.

Senator Brandis understood that even a person like Triggs would know her position had become untenable but he was not prepared to hang her out to dry where there was a possibility of losing a salary package of $500,000 per annum. 

Despite my criticisms of Senator Brandis, no Minister responsible would have handled it differently.

After a Government has publicly declared a lack of confidence in the head of a government agency, that position, as a matter of course, becomes instantly untenable. Decency and procedural propriety requires that person to resign immediately. 

In Triggs’ case she is now dead wood and can no longer carry out her role as an independent Commissioner for human rights. 

She has openly and foolishly disclosed a hostile anti-Government bias that has rendered her impotent and ineffectual for as long as this Government remains in office. She must do the right thing and resign.

But Gillian Triggs has rarely done the right thing… particularly in regard to forgotten children.

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Why do we need a Human /rights Commission? What do they do other than provide endless reports and recommendations about how we are a bunch cruel, heartless, racist barstards. Needless to say, they are all Labor luvvies, if not mad Greens! I have no idea why we tolerate such organisations. Australia, and Australians, have proven time and time again that we are a tolerant, generous and caring society. I would very much like to see the end of Triggs and the HRC. And for Australians in general to stop tolerating apologetic hand wringers such as these idiots.

Alegria
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what is all this stuff about another spill from Channel 7. It has been reported by that 7 reporter that hates TA. Turnbull has his hands all over this again, I reckon he is plotting with Shorten to get rid of TA. If this is going down I reckon Turnbull can see that TA might, I express might, get these two blokes of in Bali and that would be the end of Turnbull, but I reckon Turnbull is trying to get the PMs position next week just in case the President does come around to TAs way of thinking and… Read more »

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This video of Tuesday’s Senate Committee Proceedings from the Australian Parliament at http://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=253202&operation_mode=parlview is worth watching, unless you can’t control your rage. The behaviour of penny wong and hanson young is appalling and shameful though of course they would take that as a badge of honour – seeing as they have none themselves. Absolutely despicable and disrespectful!! And to know the Australian taxpayer is paying a fortune for them to sit on their blurters and carry on this way is appalling. From about 35:00 onwards for about ten minutes is a good example. It continues throughout but that snapshot will… Read more »

2bits
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she’s 69 years old and mate of Gillards. What’s the bet that Gillard has set it up so if she ever gets sacked within her 5 yr period they would have to give her generous payouts etc.

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I have posted this afternoon after being blocked by the GETUP BUMBOYS AND DYKES , I have not had a chance to give it to the arselicking and loving labor commo,s or the green hairy& smelly under arm BULLDYKES , you are fucking them with FACT and science LAZZA and I will re-iterate jam that pineapple up futher with a twist your HALAL exposure has em rattled , just like that ALDI ADD on the box , YOU.RE WORTH MORE MONEY LOL.

BigLewy
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BigLewy

The dear old befuddled chook should be retired.

Alegria
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Alegria

David Spears (Sky News) has possession of some documents relating to this Trigg woman, and it doesn’t look too good for Trigg. It outlines what has gone on and where she said that she was shocked at being offered a job well these documents don’t point to that. Apparently there were other commissioners who wanted her gone and because of that she was offered a job, very different to what she has been saying, another lie from her.

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bigjim

OT. Every morning i go on line to read the news hope one day very soon it says Malcolm Turnbull Hit by BIG BUS DOA.

Alegria
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Alegria

Jeez this site certainly has been hijacked by getup, isn’t there anything you can do LP. Anyway, TA has been proved he was right – Headlines QANTAS make 203 million 6 monthly profit. Remember when the Left was bagging TA for not allowing a guarantee to QANTAS he said that QANTAS had to trade their way out of their problems – guess what, they have and the Australian taxpayer did not have to pay a cent. Go Tony, we are in safe hands.

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