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The Australian has launched a campaign to discredit the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission. It comes just before the release of her report into children in detention

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/15/gillian-triggs-the-australians-latest-victim?CMP=soc_567

Further to my earlier post:  UNESCO Chair Lecture, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission this article from the Guardian seems to outline the scourge of certain areas of the media in unpicking hope that things might change for the better if we understand these issues better, including the political nature of the perspectives that are published and shared.

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‘This is nothing short of a political campaign to take Triggs and the Human Rights Commission down a peg.’ Photograph: AAP

The pattern is familiar. A daily barrage, tirelessly repeating the same details, with context and unhelpful facts omitted. On and on it goes, until the hapless victim is supposed to crumple under the barrels of splattered ink.

Manning Clark, Julia Gillard, Simon Overland, Christine Milne, virtually anyone with progressive ideas slightly to the left of the soup spoon, are among the cohort who have been targets of the paper.

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This is nothing short of a political campaign to take Triggs and the Human Rights Commission down a peg, if not severely damage both of them, on the eve of discomforting news about Australia’s treatment of children in immigration detention.

(Read complete article through link in title)

See Also:  Abbott-attacks-Gillian-Triggs-over-call-to-free-convicted-refugee-John-Basikbasik (The Guardian)

And more recently:  Gillian-Triggss-advice-a-betrayal-of-women (The Australian)

PS – can’t help it, just read some of the comments of the last article – OMG, say no more.  There are a lot of conversations I really don’t want to be part of, and quite a few of them were going on there. UGH, lost my ability to articulate …

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