Queensland Government moves to expunge convictions for gay sex under historic laws


Isabella Higgins | abc.net | January 13, 2016

Men convicted under Queensland’s historic homosexuality laws may soon have their crimes cleared, with the Palaszczuk Government taking steps to expunge historic convictions for gay sex.

The sunshine state decriminalised homosexuality in 1990, but anyone charged under the laws, which made consensual homosexual acts illegal, still hold criminal convictions.

The Government has referred the issue to Queensland Law Reform Commission to consider how convictions can be removed from a person’s criminal record.

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