Senate debates

Monday, 26 March 2018

Motions

Dowsett, Professor Gary

3:42 pm

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The Greens will not support this motion. The motion is simply a rerun of attacks from 2016 against the integrity of a well-respected academic and the institution that employs him. As is so often the case, references from an article published 36 years ago have been removed from their context in order to confect a social outrage. La Trobe University has already made clear its support for Professor Dowsett, who across the breadth of his career has made a valuable contribution to the academic and intellectual life of this country.

Comments

John McWhirter-Whitlock
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 10:43 pm (Report this comment)

From the comments made, I sadly see the Greens support and endorse pedophiles, by failing to call Gary Dowsett to account for his "Boiled Lollies and band aids" and La Trobe University. This is unacceptable. The Greens do not want to protect pedophiles by not supporting this motion.

John McWhirter-Whitlock
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 10:59 pm (Report this comment)

By not supporting this motion to make Gary Dowsett and La Trobe University accountable, the Greens are saying we support pedophiles. This motion is aimed at protecting children and calling Gary Dowsett and La Trobe to account which mus happen. Gary article makes it very clear he supports pedophiles. As we know child sexual abuse is a criminal act done normally by pedophiles. We as a society need to protect our children and grand children, it seems the Greens are not willing to protect our children and grand children

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