The decline of parliamentary democracy in a post-truth era

Professor Gillian Triggs, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne and former Australian Human Rights Commission President, delivered the annual Integrity/Jim Carlton Lecture, which is jointly hosted by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS) and the Accountability Round Table (ART), at Melbourne Law School this evening.

Professor Triggs commented on the decline of parliamentary democracy in Australia and articulated that she sees the necessary correction to this problem of checks and balances to be the introduction of a Federal Charter of Rights in Australia.

A copy of Professor Triggs' speech notes can be found here.