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Queensland to remove obsolete criminal records for homosexuality

Queensland to remove obsolete criminal records for homosexuality

Queensland’s parliament have moved to remove outdated criminal records for gay sex, a relic from a time when homosexuality was considered illegal. Attorney general Yvette D’ath told media that the government is seeking advice from the Queensland Law Reform Commission on how they can practically move forward. “This sends the clear message that outdated and intolerant […]

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ACT Government to Quash Past Gay Sex Convictions

ACT Government to Quash Past Gay Sex Convictions

Attorney-General Simon Corbell has announced that the ACT government is poised to quash historical gay convictions. Until 1976, consensual homosexual acts between men were illegal, and men convicted before that date still hold a criminal record. Men could previously be convicted under charges of buggery on a male person, attempted buggery and indecent assault on […]

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