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Finding the next Freedom Boy. While Tim Wilson is busy wooing the voters of Melbourne's leafy beachside suburbs, the government is using his former position as Human Rights Commissioner as yet another front to attack the Labor Party -- but Attorney-General George Brandis probably needs to have a look at his own backyard before having a spray on human rights. In a statement yesterday Brandis attacked Labor for committing to leave the role empty if it formed government, while making the Disability Commissioner role full time: "It shows how little Labor cares about our fundamental political freedoms, including freedom of speech, opinion, religion, association and freedom of the press, that it is once again proposing to abandon this role."