Triggs also says campaign to change section 18C of Racial Discrimination Act has been exhausted due to public support

The outgoing Human Rights Commission president, Gillian Triggs, has said the creation of a new “super ministry” of home affairs was part of a hastening trend towards centralised and unchallengeable government power.

In a wide-ranging valedictory interview on ABC radio in Melbourne, Triggs also said a concerted campaign to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act had faded in the face of resolute public support for the section and that she felt she became a “lightning rod” for controversial rights issues.

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