Tim Wilson in the news today twice

First time: Wilson’s future a grey area.

Tim Wilson, the newly returned member for Goldstein, raised howls of protest from the opposition with his extremely effective stint taking the House of Reps economics committee out and about to hear from angry retirees about Labor’s proposal to stem the flow of franking credit cash.

And then there was this: Audience jeers over comment. It’s about last night’s Q&A.

Tensions escalated after a member of the audience pointed out that the Jewish community faced a “dual threat” from the far right and from extremists.

Tim Wilson said it had to be dealt with from the top.

“I don’t want to see any further discrimination in our country, be it racist discrimination or other forms of discrimination. We’ve got to do what we can to deal with it … it’s something that has to come from the top,” he said.

Mr Wilson then pointed out the Greens supporting the BDS motion (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) was a “direct attack” on the Jewish community.

“I’m going to need to jump in there,” Ms Jacobs interjected.

“Firstly, I don’t actually think that’s Greens policy, I’m happy to be corrected if I’m not true but boycotts are not about anti-Semitism,” Ms Jacobs said.

She said anti-Semitism was about “targeting an Israeli state that is inflicting an apartheid regime,” which was met with furious jeers from the audience.

“You can jeer all you want but Palestinians have the right to live and go about their lives as do Israelis,” Ms Jacobs said.

Mr Wilson hit back at her.

“I need to say very directly that Israel is not an apartheid state,” he said as the audience erupted in applause.

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39 Responses to Tim Wilson in the news today twice

  1. “Firstly, I don’t actually think that’s Greens policy, I’m happy to be corrected if I’m not true but boycotts are not about anti-Semitism,” Ms Jacobs said.

    That’s the sort of duplicity the Greens excel in. “We are going to attack all Israelis – not because they are Israelis, but because they wear hats. And we don’t like hats.”*

    *Yes it could be said much more elegantly, but I couldn’t be bothered wasting elegance on these Green wankers.

  2. stackja

    Ms Jacobs interjected

    Ms Jacobs?

  3. mem

    I don’t want to see any further discrimination in our country, be it racist discrimination or other forms of discrimination. We’ve got to do what we can to deal with it … it’s something that has to come from the top,” he said.
    Tell that to the ARL and the University socialist boards that step outside their realm of responsibility to stifle dissent and wreck peoples’ careers.

  4. HP

    During the SSM debate, Wilson has cemented his position on the left wing of the Libs. That cannot have done his career much good, to have taken a divisive, activist position as a first time backbencher.

    Moreover, Wilson called the petition to spill the leadership of Turnbull in 2018 a “suicide” note. Wilson appeared solidly in camp Malcolm. If indeed so, that was a stunning lack of judgment. It would have won him little kudos from the guy who went on to win that spill and the election Wilson apparently thought to be a “suicide”.

    True, Wilson may have redeemed himself providing one helpful assist during the campaign but I would bet that will not have gotten him out of the hole he had dug for himself in the party room.

  5. max

    What is inherently wrong with discrimination, with bias? Humans have benefited from their ability to discriminate, to discern differences and develop preferences and that short cut, bias.

    Discrimination, it is a fundamental element of all human action.

    It permeates all choices that people make. To simply accuse someone of practicing discrimination is as meaningless as accusing him of making choices, or for that matter, of being human.

  6. Wilson has cemented his position on the left wing of the Libs

    Wilson was hailed as some great new Liberal member and then went on to disappoint, especially going on to show very little situational awareness.

  7. notafan

    Wilson’s argements during ssm debate were shallow weak and obviously biased

    but he has done good work here

  8. zyconoclast

    Did he hand out any coloring books?

  9. LNP Insider

    Jacobs the people’ s panelist just happened to be a former Greens candidate…

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ms Jacobs might like to take in this article:

    ARAB-ISRAELIS TODAY
    And why they prefer to live in a J-wish democratic state.
    (27 May)

    This reporter has just traveled throughout Israel and experienced a different reality insofar as Arab-Israeli citizens are concerned. Ms. Thornberry should do likewise and travel throughout Israel before making a judgement about Arab freedoms in Israel.

    In the last Israeli parliamentary elections on April 9, 2019, the combined Arab parties, Hadash-Ta’al and Ra’am-Balad lost 3 seats (mandates) in the Knesset. Ahmed Tibi and Ayman Odeh decided to run on an independent list and garnered 6 seats while the more radical and Islamist Ra’am-Balad party, led by Mansour Abbas received 4 (it barely passed the threshold of 3.25% of the vote), down from 13 in the previous 2015 elections when the two parties ran on a combined list. These results reflect the disenchantment of younger Arab-Israelis with their Knesset representatives. The Arab Knesset members, in the words of many young Arab voters, care more about the welfare of Palestinian Arabs than about their own constituents, who seek to integrate into Israeli society and partake in Israel’s prosperous economy.

    In short the “apartheid” accusations are pure anti-semitic propaganda.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ms Jacobs might like to take in this article:

    ARAB-ISRAELIS TODAY
    And why they prefer to live in a J-wish democratic state.
    (27 May)

    This reporter has just traveled throughout Israel and experienced a different reality insofar as Arab-Israeli citizens are concerned. Ms. Thornberry should do likewise and travel throughout Israel before making a judgement about Arab freedoms in Israel.

    In the last Israeli parliamentary elections on April 9, 2019, the combined Arab parties, Hadash-Ta’al and Ra’am-Balad lost 3 seats (mandates) in the Knesset. Ahmed Tibi and Ayman Odeh decided to run on an independent list and garnered 6 seats while the more radical and I slam ist Ra’am-Balad party, led by Mansour Abbas received 4 (it barely passed the threshold of 3.25% of the vote), down from 13 in the previous 2015 elections when the two parties ran on a combined list. These results reflect the disenchantment of younger Arab-Israelis with their Knesset representatives. The Arab Knesset members, in the words of many young Arab voters, care more about the welfare of Palestinian Arabs than about their own constituents, who seek to integrate into Israeli society and partake in Israel’s prosperous economy.

    In short the “apartheid” accusations are pure anti-semitic propaganda.

  12. None

    Yes Wilson needed to call put the lie about Israel as an apartheid state. But tha’t’s easy because it is so bleeding obvious it is not. Still, good on him. It doesn’t change the fact that Wilson is a lefty fifth columnist and sometimes I think he only supports Israel because of gay rights. That is his one and only rubric. He has been awol on so many other issues like religious freedom, free speech, Izzy Folau. (I can be cynical and point out that glbt couples in Australia have higher than average incomes and education and were probably miffed about franking credits but I won’t).

  13. Bad Samaritan

    Any J Cats doing to Germany may not have heard the latest…..

    “Felix Klein, the (German) government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, was quoted Saturday as saying: “I cannot recommend to Jews that they wear the skullcap at all times everywhere in Germany.” He didn’t elaborate on what places and times might be risky.

    “The statement of the German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner that it would be preferable for Jews not wear a kippa in Germany out of fear for their safety, shocked me deeply,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement.”

    It’s all about Zionism I tell’s ya!

  14. Bad Samaritan

    Any J Cats doing to Germany may not have heard the latest…..

    “Felix Klein, the (German) government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, was quoted Saturday as saying: “I cannot recommend to Js that they wear the skullcap at all times everywhere in Germany.” He didn’t elaborate on what places and times might be risky.

    “The statement of the German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner that it would be preferable for Jews not wear a kippa in Germany out of fear for their safety, shocked me deeply,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement.”

    It’s all about Zionism I tell’s ya!

  15. Trax

    “dual threat” from the far right and from extremists.
    does that mean the far right are not the extremists they keep saying…

  16. Adelagado

    “I need to say very directly that Israel is not an apartheid state,” he said as the audience erupted in applause”

    It wasn’t Wilson who said this. It was Mark Dreyfus. The attribution to Wilson made in The Australian today, and copied above, was wrong. It was the Labor guy who said it.

  17. W Hogg

    Seriously, HTF is a Q&A panel applauding a Liberal? And jeering a Green? Over Israel?? I call FakeNews.

  18. IainC

    I tried to get this in at the Oz, rejected, including a second greatly redacted version. Yes it’s rude and OTT, but it’s time to use their tactics against them.
    The threat to Jews and Israel comes predominantly from the left and their Islamist allies. The threat from so-called “far right extremists” (unless you classify Islamist extremism as such, which in fact it is) is minuscule in comparison. Fraser Anning and his ilk have a hundred supporters. One and a half million vote for the racist, anti-Semitic Greens and their anti-Third World policies. Want to fight the threat of anti-Semitism? Stand up to the hateful general left and their attack dogs, the Greens. (PS How did that pro-Israel audience member slip past the Q&A screening process? Lax security by the far left gatekeepers. Well done that brave man or woman.)

  19. Roger

    Jacobs the people’ s panelist just happened to be a former Greens candidate…

    What a stunning coincidence!

  20. J.H.

    So it was Mark Dreyfus who slapped down the “Apartheid State” comment made by Jacobs, not Wilson.

    How did the Australian Newspaper manage to stuff that up? Journalism just gets worse every day in this country….. fmd.

  21. LGS

    “Firstly, I don’t actually think that’s Greens policy, I’m happy to be corrected if I’m not true but boycotts are not about anti-Semitism,” Ms Jacobs said.

    Yes, it’s ALL about anti-Semitism.

  22. Fleeced

    It was the Labor guy who said it.

    Well, that explains why the Q&A audience applauded.

  23. Dr Fred Lenin

    Isnt this wilson a poof pretending o be a Menzies Liberal,? why would you take notice of him (or her or it,or whatever) .

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mr Wilson then pointed out the Greens supporting the BDS motion (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) was a “direct attack” on the J™wish community.

    Bake the J™wish Wedding Cake, Anti-Semite!!!

  25. Percy Popinjay

    Support of BDS is greenfilth policy. If any of them claim otherwise, they’re lying.

  26. Adelagado

    J.H.
    #3028281, posted on May 28, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    So it was Mark Dreyfus who slapped down the “Apartheid State” comment made by Jacobs, not Wilson.

    How did the Australian Newspaper manage to stuff that up? Journalism just gets worse every day in this country….. fmd.

    Looking at it again I realise that Wilson was echoing the statement in the background, but it was Dreyfus’s who really had the impact. Was it a mistake or did The Australian deliberately give Dreyfus no credit?

    59 minute mark.

  27. DB

    Tim Wilson is one of the best communicators that the Liberal Party has.
    I’d like to see him in a Special Minister of State role so that he can get out and about and fight the Left’s culture war on Western values.

  28. Cassie of Sydney

    “IainC
    #3028249, posted on May 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    I tried to get this in at the Oz, rejected, including a second greatly redacted version. Yes it’s rude and OTT, but it’s time to use their tactics against them.
    The threat to Jews and Israel comes predominantly from the left and their Islamist allies. The threat from so-called “far right extremists” (unless you classify Islamist extremism as such, which in fact it is) is minuscule in comparison. Fraser Anning and his ilk have a hundred supporters. One and a half million vote for the racist, anti-Semitic Greens and their anti-Third World policies. Want to fight the threat of anti-Semitism? Stand up to the hateful general left and their attack dogs, the Greens. (PS How did that pro-Israel audience member slip past the Q&A screening process? Lax security by the far left gatekeepers. Well done that brave man or woman.)”

    Well said Iain. Being J*wish myself I can attest to the fact that the most pernicious threat to our community comes from the far left (such as the Greens…perfectly encapsulated by the putrid female who appeared on Q&A last night) and their fundamentalist Muesli friends. Oh and Fraser Anning…for all his faults…..is NOT an anti-S*mite..in fact he is very pro-J*wish and pro-Isr**l.

    As for that filthy green slime female on Q&A last night…she’s a disgraceful racist…supporting the BDS is racist.

  29. Cassie of Sydney

    “IainC
    #3028249, posted on May 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Well said Iain. Being Joooish myself I can attest to the fact that the most pernicious threat to our community comes from the far left (such as the Greens…perfectly encapsulated by the putrid female who appeared on Q&A last night) and their fundamentalist Muesli friends. Oh and Fraser Anning…for all his faults…..is NOT a Jooo hater….in fact he is very pro-Joooish and very pro-Isr**l.

    As for that filthy green slime female on Q&A last night…she’s a disgraceful racist…supporting the BDS is racist.

  30. Percy Popinjay

    How did the Australian Newspaper manage to stuff that up? Journalism just gets worse every day in this country….. fmd.

    I recently ditched my Oz subscription for several reasons, this sort of staggering incompetence being one of them.

    It also doesn’t alter the fact that dreyfus is an utterly vile pompous hypocritical piece of shit.

  31. HP

    I’d like to see him in a Special Minister of State role so that he can get out and about and fight the Left’s culture war on Western values.

    Please do keep in mind, other than the election, the last time Wilson was passionately campaigning, it was for SSM.

    So, if you mean the left’s war on traditional Western values, I guess Wilson is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Greens on some of those issues.

    I do agree he’s a good communicator. I just don’t always agree with what he’s communicating…

    Personally, I’d rather see him in a role where Wilson’s natural orientation towards individual liberty, property right, smaller government, lower taxes, can be brought out to shine. He’s great on that.

    But where it comes to traditional Western values… Yeah nah.

  32. Ros

    “Germany’s Bundestag adopted on Friday a motion on “resisting the BDS movement,” defining the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement as anti-Semitic,…
    To support its argument that the BDS movement is anti-Semitic, the motion passed Friday says its “Don’t Buy” stickers evoke a Nazi slogan, “Don’t buy from Jews.” The motion also states that the German parliament “welcomes the many municipalities that have already decided to refuse financial support to the movement” and “strongly condemns campaigns against the sale of Israeli products or for boycotting prominent Israeli individuals.”
    It stipulates that in light of the Bundestag’s recognition of the importance of combatting anti-Semitism, Germany must resolutely condemn calls to boycott Israel. ”

    “The campaign’s calls to boycott Israeli artists, along with stickers on Israeli goods that are meant to dissuade people from buying them, are also reminiscent of the most terrible phase of German history,” it added. “The BDS movement’s ‘Don’t Buy’ stickers on Israeli products inevitably awake associations with the Nazi slogan ‘Don’t Buy from Jews!’ and similar scrawls on facades and shop windows.””

    On the other hand.
    Some members of the Green Party supported the motion, while others abstained at the last minute.

  33. paulparker

    Only with equality of legal rights, with equality of legal responsibility, is there provided equality of opportunity.

    Access to large areas of Australia are where right of access is regulated using racial identification, and where the rights of Australians, even families basic rights are denied, where even families are denied their otherwise held right to live together or for family, relations, friends, tradespeople visit them with racial testing the primary filter.

    Australia’s racism is promoted by the abuse of the term “Indigenous”, whichever way the pendulum swings.

    The Commonwealth supports, promotes and practices apartheid.

    .

  34. None

    Personally, I’d rather see him in a role where Wilson’s natural orientation towards individual liberty, property right, smaller government, lower taxes, can be brought out to shine. He’s great on that.

    Personally I’d be keeping a very close eye on Tim Wilson snout in the trough. You heard it here first.
    Tim Wilson lost all credibility with me when he left the IPA to take up the position at the AHRC. It surprissd and hurt his IPA colleagues and showed he was not principled but merely an opportunist. The first thing he did at the ahrc was go visit gay and lesbian lobby groups and post pictures on his Twitter. That’s all I needed to know about Tim Wilson and why I will never trust him all his so-called haha principles. He represents no one but himself.
    Compare him with someone like James Patterson who has repeatedly stood up for freedom and has done so also on behalf of people with whom he does not share an opinion.

  35. None

    So it was Mark Dreyfus who pointedly slap down the lie that Israel is an apartheid state? Was Mark Dreyfus equally anime on slapping down Tanya Plibersek when she called Israel a rogue state? I can’t remember.

  36. Entropy

    Personally I’d be keeping a very close eye on Tim Wilson snout in the trough. You heard it here first.
    Tim Wilson lost all credibility with me when he left the IPA to take up the position at the AHRC.

    That this was enabled by George Brandis is also a red flag.

  37. Crossie

    All antisemites defend their actions and words by saying that they are not anti Jew only anti Israel. What they cannot accept or don’t know is that God gave Jacob and his descendants the name Israel. This means that all Jews everywhere are the people of Israel. Ignorance is the calling card of our elites and betters but we should listen to them and let them run the world.

  38. jupes

    Tim Wilson is one of the best communicators that the Liberal Party has.
    I’d like to see him in a Special Minister of State role so that he can get out and about and fight the Left’s culture war on Western values.

    Tim Wilson’s record is one of defending radical left wing values.

    He is an unprincipled loon who desecrated parliament by proposing to his boyfriend after the vote for homo marriage. He spent taxpayer funds on a colouring in book for kids featuring him and his homo lover. He defended Turnbull’s NEG despite having made previous comments about the stupidity of CO2 mitigation. He even had the gall to defend Gillian Triggs when he had his snout in the AHRC trough.

    Definitely NOT someone who can be relied on to defend Western values.

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