Triggs out of this world
Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs has been slammed as “completely out of touch’’ after suggesting most “fair-minded’’ Australians would believe it was reasonable to give $350,000 compensation to a detained wife-killer. Really? Just exactly who does she talk to..the local Greens commune? She has form;
The Abbott government has rejected a string of controversial arbitrary detention findings by Dr Triggs in recent months. The Australian last week reported Dr Triggs had recommended a $300,000 payout for a US-born convicted fraudster whom the government deported after he swindled $644,000 from taxpayers and banks. The man was held in detention while delaying deportation with legal arguments described by the Federal Court as “frivolous, vexatious, embarrassing and (lacking) any support”.She is a Rudd/Gillard/Rudd debacle appointee and apparently can’t be sacked. It will be along time before Australia is free of the damage done by the ALP.
Triggs indicates she is committed to fairness yet she ignores a level of unfairness obvious to all.
Australia was deeply involved in the formation of the United Nations and we were early supporters of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights(UNDHR). Article 18 of the UNDHR states in part:
“Everyone has the right to thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief…”
However, Islam makes it clear that leaving Islam (apostasy) is punishable, with death being the severest penalty.
Why on earth is Triggs and her HRC ignoring this disregard of the UNDHR in Australia?