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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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Queensland govt to apologise for historical gay convictions

Queensland’s government will today introduce a bill that will see historical convictions of gay men wiped from their records. Both Queensland and Western Australia moved to decriminalise sex between men in 1990, though those convicted under the now obsolete laws still have this reflected on their criminal records. Queensland’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured), will offer […]

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