Articles tagged with: Tim Wilson

Mar14

Petition calls for boycott of Coopers Ale following Bible Society video

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 14 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Petition calls for boycott of Coopers Ale following Bible Society video

A petition started by Mardi Gras board member and DIY Rainbows founder, James Brechney, has called for a Boycott of Coopers Brewery following its recent alignment with the Bible Society, a group that openly opposes marriage equality.

Mar13

Why I’ll never drink Coopers beer again

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

Why I’ll never drink Coopers beer again

Nothing strikes to the core of a social drinker’s heart quite like learning that your pale ale of choice is problematic and unsupportive of your ongoing quest to marry the person you love.

Mar13

Coopers beer ad stages marriage debate between Liberal pollies sponsored by the Bible Society

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Coopers beer ad stages marriage debate between Liberal pollies sponsored by the Bible Society

An unusual advertisement for Coopers beer combines the Bible, politics and civil rights as it stages a marriage debate between Liberal MPs Tim Wilson (pro-marriage equality) and Andrew Hastie (anti).

Feb06

Advocates welcome Liberal MPs pushing for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 06 February 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

Advocates welcome Liberal MPs pushing for marriage equality

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that a handful of Liberal Party MPs, including *Dean Smith, Warren Entsch and Tim Wilson, will be leading a renewed push to axe the government’s plebiscite policy over the next fortnight, fighting for a free vote in parliament instead.

Aug29

QP Archive: 35 Essays on Marriage, 2011

POSTED ON // Monday, 29 August 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

QP Archive: 35 Essays on Marriage, 2011

By 2011 the push for marriage equality in Australia was established to the point where leading LGBT community members were asked to write about the issue in a book titled Speak now: Australian perspectives on same-sex marriage.

Jul15

Tim Wilson says he will fight for religious freedom

POSTED ON // Friday, 15 July 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Tim Wilson says he will fight for religious freedom

Former Human Rights Commissioner and incoming Liberal member for Goldstein, Tim Wilson,  told a gathering at Mentone Baptist Church in Victoria he would fight for “religious freedom” and described the recent use of anti-discrimination law to inhibit religious freedom of speech in Tasmania as “disgusting”.

Nov21

Tim Wilson warns Tas anti-discrimination case could shackle marriage equality debate

POSTED ON // Saturday, 21 November 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Tim Wilson warns Tas anti-discrimination case could shackle marriage equality debate

In a surprise pronouncement in today’s Weekend Australian, Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has suggested a current anti-discrimination complaint against Catholic Bishops over their anti-gay marriage booklet 'Don't Mess With Marriage' could limit public debate on a same-sex marriage plebiscite.

Oct28

Greens call for blood donation deferral to be reduced

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 28 October 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

Greens call for blood donation deferral to be reduced

The Australian Greens have called on Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, to review the current 12 month blanket deferral for gay men and men who have sex with men wanting to donate blood.

Aug20

Take the Human Rights Commission survey on trans, gender diverse and intersex rights in sports

POSTED ON // Thursday, 20 August 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Take the Human Rights Commission survey on trans, gender diverse and intersex rights in sports

The Human Rights Commission has launched a survey to discover the experiences of the trans, intersex and gender diverse community in sports.

Jun10

Human Rights Commission launches report on LGBTI rights

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 10 June 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

Human Rights Commission launches report on LGBTI rights

This morning the Human Rights Commission launched the report on its national consultation on LGBTI rights.