Sexual harassment on campus

As part of the ANU Women of Note lecture series, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor GILLIAN TRIGGS, came to the University to talk about the problem of sexual harassment at Australian universities.

She also told a large audience about growing up in London where she studied ballet but realised early on she was never going to make it as a successor to Margo Fonteyn.

After coming to Australia with her parents, she studied law and found her life’s direction in international law.

She married a diplomat and was able to work for her Australian law firm at each diplomatic post.

She says she was honoured and not a little surprised when offered the role as President as she was not really a human rights expert.