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Special Commission into gay hate crimes begins in Sydney

Special Commission into gay hate crimes begins in Sydney

NSW’s Special Inquiry into historical gay hate crimes commenced its proceedings in Sydney today. The commission lead by Justice John Sackar follows on from 2019 parliamentary inquiry and will look into cases between 1970 and 2010 where unsolved crimes may have been motivated by the victim’s sexuality. Previous reports have found that between 1976 and […]

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ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

The final report of the parliamentary inquiry into historical gay and transgender hate crimes in NSW, which recommends the establishment of a judicial inquiry into unsolved murders, has been welcomed by the state‚Äôs leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said a judicial inquiry will shed further light on a dark chapter in […]

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Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Warning: This article contains mentions of violent hate crimes, suicide. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has called on the NSW Parliament to adopt all recommendations of the Standing Committee on Social Issues report, as reported in The Australian¬†today, on gay and transgender hate crimes. The newspaper has revealed that the yet unpublished report recommends […]

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