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Tim Wilson is the Member for Goldstein. He was first elected in 2016 and achieved the strongest result in the Goldstein’s history for the Liberal Party. As a proud liberal he is committed to economic and social freedom, underpinned by the preservation of our culture and institutions.

He formerly served as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner. In that role he worked with the government to reform laws to stop and prevent terrorism, improving economic opportunities for indigenous Australians as well as standing up for laws to protect free speech and stop marginalised communities from public harassment.

Prior to serving as Commissioner he ran his own business, was a regular contributor on television and radio, was a policy director for a public policy think tank and worked in international development across South East Asia.

Amongst many awards, he was recognised as one of the ten emerging leaders of Australian society by The Australian newspaper in 2009.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (Policy Studies) at Monash University as well as a Masters of Diplomacy and Trade (International Trade) from the Monash Graduate School of Business.  

Tim and his partner Ryan are passionate supporters and members of the mighty Melbourne Demons, and as a hobby collect gins from across the world.

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