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Statement of resignation

Two years ago I was appointed Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner. I was appointed to this office to bring a fresh and important focus on the rights of the individual and freedom. That is why I was dubbed the ‘Freedom Commissioner’, … Continue reading

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Speech to the Liberal Democratic Party

Thank you. Before I say anything else, first, I want to that it was a great pleasure to accept the invitation of Senator-elect Leyonhjlem to speak to your national conference. It is not a secret that I have had past … Continue reading

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Statement about New South Wales government’s lockout policy

A number of media outlets have contacted me asking for my views on the New South Wales government’s announcement that intends to introduce a lockout on licensed venues. I do not assume the position as Australian Human Rights Commissioner until … Continue reading

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Statement about Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013

A number of media outlets have continued to contact me on the implementation of Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013, commonly referred to as the Queensland Anti-Bikie Laws. I do not assume the position as Australian Human Rights Commissioner … Continue reading

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Short statement on appointment as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner

On Tuesday, 17 December 2013 the Attorney-General, the Hon George Brandis QC, publicly announced that Tim Wilson will be appointed as Australia’s next Human Rights Commissioner. A short statement  is provided below: “It is an incredible honour to be asked … Continue reading

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