Tim Wilson, the former Human Rights Commissioner, has delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives as the Liberal member for the Victorian seat of Goldstein.
Wilson, 36, is a former employee of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). The Abbott government appointed him Human Rights Commissioner in 2014. He relinquished the position to contest Liberal Party preselection.
Wilson replaces Andrew Robb in the safe seat based around Brighton and Bentleigh in Melbourne’s south-east. He polled 56.33% of the primary vote and 62.68% of the two-party-preferred vote, a swing of 1.65% towards the Liberal Party. [Read more…]