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Rise: The Bondi Memorial honours victims of LGBTQ+ hate crimes

Rise: The Bondi Memorial honours victims of LGBTQ+ hate crimes

Warning: This article contains mentions of hate crimes, violence Victims and survivors of LGBTQ+ hate and violence will be remembered on Saturday 4 June at the community launch and dedication of Rise: The Bondi Memorial. Hundreds are expected to gather at Marks Park in Tamarama for the public commemoration of the memorial which commemorates lives […]

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NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

The NSW Government has announced that it will establish a Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes, with the Honourable Justice John Sackar as Commissioner to lead the Inquiry. The decision to establish a judicial inquiry was first announced in November last year, following the publication of a damning parliamentary report released mid-2021. Premier Domonic […]

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NSW launches judicial inquiry into historic gay & trans hate crimes

NSW launches judicial inquiry into historic gay & trans hate crimes

The NSW Government has announced it will establish an inquiry into gay hate and transgender hate crimes. The announcement follows the recommendations of a report by the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues tabled in May this year. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the inquiry will look into one of the darkest times in New […]

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Arrest made over the 1987 murder of Raymond Keam

Arrest made over the 1987 murder of Raymond Keam

An elderly Victorian man has been arrested over the cold-case murder of Sydney man Raymond Keam. Kean, who was 43 at the time of his death, was found in Alison Park in Randwick in January of 1987. Police allege his murder was a gay-hate crime based on a false perception of his sexual orientation. Police […]

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Greens: WA Govt must do more to protect LGBTIQ+ from hate crimes

Greens: WA Govt must do more to protect LGBTIQ+ from hate crimes

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity and Justice, Alison Xamon, has urged the McGowan government to develop a better response to LGBTIQ+ hate crime, after learning there is no data collection on the issue. Xamon said she was dismayed to learn through questions in WA Parliament that police still do not track instances of […]

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Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three NSW teenagers have been arrested over the murder of a Canberra man. One line of investigation police are pursuing is that he may have been using a gay dating app in the lead up to his death. Police believe Peter Keeley, 56, may have been using the gay dating app Grindr to meet with […]

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British police arrest four youths over lesbian bus bashing

British police arrest four youths over lesbian bus bashing

British police have arrested four teenagers over a brutal attack on a same-sex couple that took place on a London bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay, was left with a suspected broken nose while girlfriend Chris, who is from the USA, was also beaten up. The couple, who live in the United Kingdom, were catching […]

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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

New South Wales’ upper house have moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into hate crimes against the LGBTI+ community in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party Inquiry will be carried out by the Social Issues Committee, following calls from the community for such an inquiry into the murders of at least 88 people over […]

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New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Law Centre calls for the Victorian government to consider bringing in new legislation to protect people from hate crimes. The centre says it research has shown that 75% of LGBTI+ people have experienced some form of bullying, harassment or violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity […]

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