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Tim Wilson and freedom of expression

April 23, 2014 - 09:56 -- Admin

So this brown-skinned Muslim disabled single mother goes to a lecture by a libertarian socially conservative human rights commissioner… It sounds like a joke told by an Andrew Bolt fan after a long night at the pub.

“What’s my punch-line?” I wrote on my facebook page as I waited for Tim Wilson to appear for his in-conversation with Sally Warhaft at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.


February 24, 2014 - 08:37 -- Admin

I joined thousands of others around Australia last night at vigils organised by GetUp in memory of slain asylum-seeker Reza Berati. In Melbourne, we lit candles and listened to speeches from Tim Cosetto, Father Bob Maguire, and another former asylum-seeker called Reza whose journey to Australia had had a happier ending.

We listened, we lit our candles, and Scott Morrison lay awake all night trembling in fear at the thought of us.

When you hate on Mirabella, you’re one step from the fruit bowl

September 13, 2013 - 15:05 -- Admin

Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella’s struggle to hold her seat at the federal election has spawned a cult of vitriol from many on the Left. It’s the hobby du jour in inner-city Melbourne to hate on Mirabella, and the prime target is her personality. A quick read of social media left me thinking: “imagine if she got terminal cancer. These people would be over the moon.”