Rights groups welcome the passing of laws in NSW to erase left-over criminal convictions from old and unjust gay sex laws
23 October 2014
Rights groups today welcomed the passage of the Criminal Records Amendment (Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill 2014 through the NSW Parliament. Commenting on the significance of the announcement, NSW GLRL Convenor, Justin Koonin said that members of his community had been waiting a very long time for justice.
“This act of Parliament sends a powerful message of support to the community, and recognises that consensual sex between men should never have been criminalised. We hope the Bill will go some way to redressing the harm that these unjust convictions have caused over the years,” said Dr Koonin.
The flaw in Australia’s deterrence-based asylum policies: they just give people who lack options one less
22 October 2014
The high court case surrounding the detention of 157 Tamil asylum seekers this year shows how Australia’s refugee policies are failing us, writes the HRLC’s Daniel Webb.
21 October 2014
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