Man, someone at The Australian is absolutely determined that Gillian Triggs is to be sacked, or discredited to the max. I would love to know what contact there has been between editorial staff and Coalition figures who want the same outcome - this campaign has been so intense it is hard to believe that it is being driven just by someone at the paper who has taken affront at Triggs.
Anyway, the latest effort comes by quoting the only Australian Human Rights academic I know of who has come out in defence of torture, and taken the view that Australia should withdraw from the UN Refugee convention. His views on refusing entry to potential refugees who arrive on boats arrivals have essentially been adopted by this government (following from the Rudd decision, it has to be admitted.)
Mirko lost his Refugee Review Tribunal position due to his torture column. He is truly an outlier in the field of human rights commentary. His opinion on anything to do with human rights has to be seen in that light.