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The Freedom Fighter: Tim Wilson

April 10th, 2014

Episode 39 of 83 episodes

Tim Wilson, former policy director for the Institute of Public Affairs, has been appointed Australia’s 6th Human Rights Commissioner. A fearless advocate of freedom and tireless critic of government intervention, Wilson’s selection was controversial. His supporters, including Attorney-General George Brandis, believe he will bring balance and brilliance to the role. What is the purpose of the Human Rights Commission? What are the priorities and plans of the new commissioner? And how will Tim Wilson’s beliefs and ideas on liberty and rights influence his work? Join Sally Warhaft and Tim Wilson for this illuminating conversation. The Fifth Estate For the last two years, award-winning anthropologist and broadcaster Sally Warhaft has been the Wheeler Centre’s in-house news anchor. Her fortnightly live interview series continues in 2014 as she reacts to the latest stories whipping up a storm in the media. Every second Tuesday Sally hosts a dizzying array of guests from the political and cultural world, in a witty and revealing analysis of current affairs. Topical guests are announced in the weeks prior to the events – check this website for updates. Podcast Missed it? Download the podcast: mp3, 29.6mb, 61m39s

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