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Rainbow Rights WA

Western Australia has passed laws to allow people charged under unjust homosexual laws to have the convictions removed from their criminal records. The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under previous laws still have the convictions on their criminal records today, affecting their employment, travel and adoption. While people affected …

LGBT Legal Service are offering assistance to Queensland men with gay sex convictions

Alan Raabe, the Queensland man who became the face of the campaign to expunge the state’s historical gay convictions, may be ineligible to have his own expunged, his lawyer says. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the …

New Zealand’s parliament has voted unanimously to pass legislation allowing men with historical gay convictions to have them expunged from their criminal records. The country decriminalised homosexuality in 1986, but convictions for consensual gay sex offences still remain on many men’s criminal records, potentially affecting their employment and travel. On Tuesday night MPs passed a …

The Western Australian government will apologise to the LGBTI community ahead of the introduction of legislation to expunge historical gay convictions. On Wednesday, the state’s Premier Mark McGowan will apologise on behalf of the parliament to those convicted because of their homosexuality. The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under …

Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg and Shadow Attorney General Ian Walker have announced this morning that the LNP will support, in principle, the removal of the ‘gay panic defence’ and the repealing of historical convictions of gay men in Queensland who were charged with engaging in consensual homosexual acts prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality …