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In this opinion piece published in the Canberra Times on February 27, Emma Larking argues that the government’s attacks against Gillian Triggs, the President of the Human Rights Commission have backfired, exposing a deep-seated distrust of independent bodies like the Commission.
Emma notes, ‘the attacks reflect a deep distrust of democratic process and its oversight and accountability mechanisms. Bodies such as the commission are designed to restrain and hold to account the power of executive government, ensuring government by rule of law – or by “right” rather than “might”.’
Read the entire article in The Canberra Times.