Tim Wilson is a member of the Australian House of Representatives where he serves as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Economics. His policy areas of interest are health, trade, energy and the environment. Before he was a member of Parliament, he was the Human Rights Commissioner and was the policy director at the Institute of Public Affairs. He is noted for his advocacy in free trade and marriage equality and has authored a book, the New Social Contract, which articulates the unique nature of Australian liberalism and argues that the interests of the individual should be placed at the center of policymaking. We spoke to him about how, in contrast to the rest of the world, Australia has handled the pandemic and what intergenerational equity might look like, post-crisis.