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Media ID   0213-B    

   

First day of Parliamentary debate (9 October 1985) on the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, also news reports (10 October 1985) and two queer comedy skits – ‘The Politician’ and ‘The Kid’


Unique ID

1124941919-15

Speakers

Philip Woollaston, Bruce Townshend, Fran Wilde, Geoff Braybrooke, Jim Anderton, Graeme Lee, unidentified speakers

Related media

0213-A, 0214-AB

Details

Source tape

     

0213-B

Date

     

9 October 1985, 10 October 1985, unknown

Source

     

Parliament, National Programme, Commercial Radio, unknown

Copyright

     

Parliament, National Programme, Commercial Radio, unknown

Recorded by

     

Barry Neels

Deposited by

     

Barry Neels

Comments

Parliamentary debate on the second reading spans 0213 – 0223, and 0206

Disclaimer

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.



Summary

 

01:10

Philip Woollaston – [continued from 0213-A] age of consent..

 

 

[TAPE DRAG, REWOUND]

 

03:10

Woollaston – Part Two of the Bill.. discrimination.. abuse of positions of responsibility.. the present Human Rights Act makes discrimination in other areas illegal..

 

07:20

Woollaston – I was disappointed to hear earlier an attempt to link this Bill to incest, euthanasia and prostitution.. The Bill is also not about homosexuality .. it is about certain sexual practises.. it does not imply a judgment on the practises..

 

09:20

Woollaston – equality in the law.. The Amendments will mean there is one law for all .. this Bill should be passed.. there should be one age of consent.. comment on the petition..

 

11:30

Bruce Townshend – If ever there was a time when the House is flying blind.. The Committee hasn’t reported back on two very vital areas - the age of consent and the threat of AIDS

 

12:30

Speaker – The House stands adjourned

 

13:00

Radio Announcer – this evening two Bills were introduced..

 

 

Various news reports about the first day of debate on the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill

 

13:30

News report quoting Fran Wilde

 

14:00

News reporting on Geoff Braybrooke

 

14:30

Morning Report, news item (10 October 1985) wrapping up the first day of debate on the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill

 

15:20

Fran Wilde – After being the object of a bitter hate campaign myself.. a minority do not wish to discuss the facts.. people are being used as pawns

 

16:40

Geoff Braybrooke – call for a Royal Commission on Homosexual Law Reform

 

 

Commercial News report on the Dominion newspaper editorial reporting on the Petition being a flawed document

 

17:30

National Programme news items(10 October 1985) wrapping up the first day of debate on the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.. mention of Robert Muldoon

 

18:15

Fran Wilde [repeat of audio at 15:20]

 

 

More from the first day of Parliamentary debate (9 October 1985) on the second reading of the Homosexual law reform Bill:

 

19:00

Jim Anderton - The Bible is a dangerous document from which to quote .. British experience.. penal sanctions should be discontinued.. People are not made good or bad by laws.. an ex-London policeman wrote to me .. who does the arresting? We should take the road of reform

 

23:50

Graeme Lee – I want to explain how this Bill is being rushed through the House..

 

25:20

Lee - This debate is of interest to the worldwide homosexual network.. it has been prepared over a long time.. they have chosen this socialist Government.. it is the most progressive legislation of its type anywhere in the world.. This Bill cannot be amended – it can only be thrown out.. this threatens family life and public health

 

27:40

Lee – The people have spoken through the petition.. 830,000 signatures – more than elected this Government.. they will keep trying to discredit this petition.. It is an historic petition.. The petition says clearly that the people of this country do not want this Bill to be made law..

 

30:20

Lee – I’m delighted to associate myself with this petition.. The people have spoken.. for God, for Country and for the Family

 

31:40

Lee – There is no evidence that homosexuals are born that way .. it can be an unlearned behaviour.. they are responsible for their actions.. organisations are being set up such as Exodus and Homosexuals Anonymous

 

33:30

Lee – We should understand homosexual practises.. pamphlet put out by the AIDS Foundation .. anal intercourse – sucking.. oral intercourse – sucking, water sports, rimming, sharing of sex toys, fisting .. that is unnatural.. the call for the abnormal to made normal

 

35:30

Lee – homosexuality will increase if this Bill is passed.. unrestrained propaganda.. homosexuals will be able to demand money from the taxpayers purse.. British example.. increased 300%.. AIDS..

 

39:20

Lee – a society of promiscuity .. over a lifetime one thousand partners.. risks to the family .. 70% of the homosexuals in this country are bisexual.. the wives are at risk .. the children are at risk.. the family is at risk..

 

 

Two comedy skits

 

42:20

Comedy skits - Gay Revolutionary Alliance

 

42:55

The Politician.. you’re acting like niggers

 

47:00

Comedy skit – The Kid

 


   



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