Not surprisingly from what she said she would like a law to control what is said around the kitchen table. How else to interpret this aside…
“….Liberal backbencher Eric Abetz has attacked Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs for a “blistering speech” at a fundraiser for former Greens leader Bob Brown’s foundation in Hobart last night during which she declared parliament and the courts had failed Australia’s most vulnerable.
Professor Triggs told the sell-out audience “there has never been a more important time to stand up for laws which prohibit racial abuse in the public arena’’
“SADLY you can say what you like around the kitchen table at home,’’ she said.
Senator Abetz said Professor Triggs had further tarnished the commission’s reputation by insisting on speaking at the fundraiser, which has raised an estimated $10,000.
“Her comments in attacking the Parliament, along with the fact she has provided misleading evidence to the Senate, shows a complete disregard for our democracy and our national institutions and a lack of self-awareness as to how ineptly she runs the Australian Human Rights Commission.
“Professor Triggs would be better served if she spent her time ensuring she gives robust evidence to senate committees rather than helping to raise more than $10,000 for the Greens…” Gillian Triggs gets standing ovation