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Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson to debate marriage equality

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson to debate marriage equality

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:40 Written by // Cec Busby

Two leading minds from opposite sides of the globe, Australian Freedom Commissioner from the Human Rights Commission Tim Wilson and UK lawyer Helen Dale will come together to debate the subject ‘Marriage Equality is Not All Gay Times’.

The debate poses the question if marriage equality is an inevitability shouldn’t we be defining the obligations which come with this demand for equality?

The debate will take place on May 1 at the Macquarie Hotel in Surry Hills. Tix are $66 and include dinner and drinks.

Helen Dale  has degrees from Oxford, UQ and Edinburgh and now works in commercial law at a private practice in Edinburgh, where she has a particular interest in start-up finance, angel investing and entrepreneurship. She won the Law Society of Scotland's annual essay award in 2012 for her paper 'A Plea in Law for Equal Marriage' and she writes regularly for The Skeptic. About 20 years ago she wrote the novel 'The Hand That Signed The Paper' under the pseudonym Helen Demidenko. The book won the Miles Franklin Award (among others), and went on to cause significant controversy.

Tim Wilson is Freedom Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission. His former roles include Director of Climate Change Policy and the Intellectual Property and Free Trade Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs and Senior Fellow at New York's Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. Tim has studied global public health policy and diplomacy in a joint program of Geneva's Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développment and the World Health Organisation and participated in The Australian newspaper's Shaping Our Future: Ideas to Change a Century series on reforming healthcare financing.

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and

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