Media ID 0237b-B
My Word (BBC panel show) and Parliamentary Committee Stages (16 April 1986) of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (the night Part Two was lost - anti discrimination measures)
David Lange, Fran Wilde, Graeme Lee, Merv Wellington, Trevor Mallard, Venn Young
Committee Stages span 0231 – 0238
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My Word (BBC panel show). A BBC radio panel game about words.
Name the composer
Name the singer
National Programme, music tracks
“Falling in Love Again” Linda Ronstadt
Talking about the book “The Rise and Decline of Nations”
Continued Parliamentary debate and then vote on Part Two (anti discrimination) of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill
Merv Wellington (?) - Human Rights Commission – If Part Two is passed there could be an increase in the amount of work.. appropriation .. You can’t accept the closure before the Committee because the Bill is out of order..
Chairman – ruling
Graeme Lee – I want to welcome the Prime Minister back..
David Lange – I am for this Bill..
Lee – it is time he did stand up and speak out.. I’m addressing Part Two – totally reprehensible.. it cannot be justified.. it cannot be passed tonight.. Part Two has been drafted by lawyers from the international homosexual community
Lee – “sexual orientation” implies from birth.. it would allow paedophilia..
Merv Wellington – point of order against Fran Wilde.. she should be restrained..
Chairman – ruling
Lee – “sexual orientation” covers any sexual leaning or persuasion.. paedophilia .. incest.. point of order against the Member for Hamilton West.. moving amendments
Fran Wilde – the claims are a complete perversion of what is stated in this Bill.. night after night .. they haven’t bothered to look at the truth..
Merv Wellington - voluntary workers.. voluntary organisations.. exempt from Part Two.. what does she mean
Trevor Mallard – point of order
Venn Young – point of order [continues on 0237b-A]