Media ID 0012-B
Public Meeting (11 April 1985) - North Shore, Auckland on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill and news items on the meeting, Graeme Lee and the petition, plus money for combating AIDS
Bruce Burnett, Fran Wilde, Geoff Braybrooke, Graeme Lee, Peter Wall, Welby Ings, unidentified speakers
Public meeting recorded from inside the audience, distant speakers but strong atmosphere. Refer also to 0012-A. The cassette states a record date of 12 April 1985 – however other sources state that the North Shore meeting happened on Thursday 11 April. Other material recorded off television or radio broadcasts
This summary gives general themes as to the content of this recording. It is not a verbatim transcript. Always refer back to the original audio. This is a working document and any amendments/corrections are welcome.
Geoff Braybrooke - Royal Commission (continued from end of 0012-A).. What have you got to fear from a Royal Commission??
Audience member - a red herring..
Braybrooke - Homosexuals you do your case no good.. (clapping)
Chair – introducing Welby Ings
Welby Ings – this is not a society run by the Church.. Read the Bill – it’s about equality.. Hypocrisy in Christianity. The fact that queer bashing continues..
Ings - At twelve years old I was a criminal [in your eyes] .. (clapping).. Form 3 kids have been asked to sign the petition.. A commission of enquiry would never have freed slaves! (clapping)
Graeme Lee – he chose to be a homosexual – it’s a choice
Chair - Ladies and gentlemen I will close this meeting down.. This is your last warning.
Lee - You people initiated this bill and we will debate it ..it is a choice, you are not born a homosexual
Audience member – lost control of this meeting
Chair - I’m closing the meeting down
Audience – clapping ..If you’re happy and you know it
Television One, Eyewitness News with Angela D’Audney .. Meat Industry report highlights well-known problems.. Interview with South African Minister (Pik Botha ?) about South African/New Zealand relations.. David Lange in Africa.. Blacks are killing black.. An example – some years ago I was tempted to believe that Maori’s were being ill-treated in NZ.. that is not the case. We believe the present New Zealand government has already made up its mind.. We regret the deaths and riots.
Finance Minister Roger Douglas caused a stir today.. 3.9% drop in buying power for people.. Richard Prebble audio
Graeme Lee visits Auckland.. organizing the petition against law reform.. Lee - 90% of people approached have signed the petition.. Gays are victimizing us
Fran Wilde audio - people being bullied to sign the petition
Peter Wall audio – victimization
North Shore meeting report
[Radio static – tuning].. Radio Pacific 10’oclock news
Michael Bassett– Anti AIDS measures – screening blood donors
Radio Pacific ad
National Programme news read by Peter Fry ..All Blacks touring South Africa
Government increases income limits so more families can buy homes.
Three million dollars to combat AIDS in New Zealand .. Bruce Burnett audio
Tiwai Point Aluminium smelter
Review of Small Claims Tribunals