Follow us on

Tim Wilson: Uniting a Nation After the Postal Survey

8 November 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Add to calendar
THE ETHICS CENTRE
LEVEL 1, LEGION HOUSE
161 CASTLEREAGH ST
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Tickets From $29
Tim Wilson was one of the first Liberal Party Members to openly support same-sex marriage and a free vote in parliament on it.
 
After the postal survey closes and before the results are in, the former Human Rights Commissioner will join The Ethics Centre to discuss the next steps.
 
Tim is in an interesting ethical bind as a spokesperson for the Liberal Party and someone who wants to marry his partner Ryan.
 
He publicly made a personal address to his fiancé on same-sex marriage in his maiden parliamentary speech last year:
 
"For seven years a ring has sat on both of our left hands”, he said. “And they are the answer to a question we still cannot ask.”
 
Tim, a self-identified classical liberal, will discuss what’s involved in changing the Marriage Act if a majority of respondents, however large or small, tick the yes box.
 
What legislative protections for freedom of religious and cultural expression should there be?
 
And of course what happens to the political debate if more people tick the no box?

Join Tim at The Ethics Centre on 8 November as he discusses how we can best move forward ethically as a country - whatever the result of the postal survey. 

Speakers

Tim-Wilson-(1).pngTim Wilson

Tim Wilson is the Federal Liberal Member for Goldstein, and was formerly Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner. He's been recognised for his contribution to Australian public life including as one of The Australian’s ten emerging leaders of Australian society in 2009, and as one of Australia’s men of influence by Men’s Style magazine in 2016. Tim is also an advocate for protecting free speech and religious freedom.

Other events that might interest you

24 October 2017
IQ2 Debate: Humanity is designing its own demise
If Bob Dylan had written his classic song today, he might have called it 'The Times They Are A-Makin My Head Spin'...
15 November 2017
Ethics At Work - Sydney
In today’s hyper-connected world, people are expected to make split-second decisions. The experience of being drawn in...