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Australia’s human rights debate has always been political

Human rights have been a hot topic of late. The Australian Human Rights Commission president, Gillian Triggs, has been accused of politicising her position, while The Australian newspaper and conservative politicians have led a campaign against Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Human Rights debate - The ConversationWhy has Australia’s long commitment to human rights bodies and legislation suddenly become such an issue?

After all, the Human Rights Commission celebrates what amounts to…

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