Speaking Up

Gillian Triggs

The Edge, State Library of Queensland




#About the event


Gillian Triggs

Gillian Triggs

Professor Gillian Triggs served as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012 to 2017. She has held many significant academic positions, including director of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law and dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. She is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Justice Connect.


Anne Tiernan

Anne Tiernan

Professor Anne Tiernan is the Dean (Engagement) in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University.

A political scientist, with earlier careers in government in the Commonwealth and Queensland public services, and in teaching and consultancy, Anne is respected for her independent, professional and research-informed analysis of national politics, public administration and public policy.

Professor Tiernan's research focuses on the work of governing. Her scholarly interests include: Australian politics and governance, policy advice, executive studies, policy capacity, federalism and intergovernmental coordination. She has written extensively on the political-administrative interface, caretaker conventions, governmental transitions and the work of policy advising.

Anne is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). She was appointed a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) in 2010 for services to the ‘study and practice of public administration’.

Anne is author of several books including: Lessons in Governing: A Profile of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff, Learning to be a Minister: Heroic Expectations, Practical Realities and Power Without Responsibility: Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard.


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