This week on Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, Julia meets former President of the Australian Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs.
Gillian Triggs is an academic, lawyer and social justice advocate. Her investigations into Australia’s human rights record plunged her into national controversy.
Julia meets Gillian at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, the place her family arrived by boat from the UK in the late ‘50s. Gillian, in a pristine Ford Anglia, drives Julia to University High School where she was educated, and now it even has a school house named after her.
We then visit the Janet Clarke Hall where Gillian resided while studying law at Melbourne University. In the hall Gillian reads, for the first time, quotes from her critics while she was president of the Australian Human Rights Commission and discusses why her actions brought her some powerful and vocal enemies.
Julia and Gillian then take a stroll through the beautiful environs of the university before chatting about how the firestorm of public life has changed her, and her optimism for the country.
8pm Wednesday on ABC.