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The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon has welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s apology from the Government to men convicted of homosexual offences prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1990. Xamon said the apology was long overdue and an important step forward. “The Greens have always stood for equal rights for LGBTI+ people […]

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Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has delivered a historical apology to LGBTI people. The Premier, on behalf of the government, apologised for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a shadow over. With members of all sides of politics […]

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Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan will formally apologise to Western Australian men who were convicted under laws from when homosexuality was illegal in the state. The government will introduce legislation this week to allow people convicted under the former laws to have their record wiped clean. While homosexuality was decriminalized in 1990, and prosecutions for […]

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Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men who were convicted of homosexual offences in Queensland, prior to the laws being changed in the 1990’s, will be able to have their convictions removed under new legislation passed by the state’s government. Queensland follows New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in passing a law that acknowledges that the actions of previous […]

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New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand will follow the United Kingdom and several Australian states by removing historical convictions for gay offences. Apologising to people who had been convicted, New Zealand’s Justice minister Amy Adams said¬†people convicted of indecency, sodomy or providing a place for homosexual acts would have their criminal records wiped. The government has ruled out any […]

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Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

The Isle of Man has announced it will be moving forward with plans to pardon historical convictions for gay offences. The former Home Affairs Minister, Juan Waterson, has indicated he’s pushing for the pardon’s to be included in a new sexual offences act that will be open for public consultation before the end of the […]

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WA government considering position on historical gay convictions

WA government considering position on historical gay convictions

Western Australia’s Attorney General has been looking into the possibility of quashing historical convictions for homosexual offences that are no longer illegal. Earlier today Opposition Leader Mark McGowan announced that a Labor government would make an apology to people who were arrested for being gay in the years prior to homosexuality being decriminalised in Western […]

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Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Newly formed LGBTI+ rights organisation Rainbow Rights WA have penned an open letter to Premier Colin Barnett urging the government to quash historical criminal convictions and apologise to the¬†LGBTI+ people affected by discriminatory laws. In 1990, Western Australia removed laws that criminalised homosexuality but the convictions already delivered remain today on the records of many […]

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