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Alex Greenwich calls for NSW to expunge criminal records for gay sex
Jan13

Alex Greenwich calls for NSW to expunge criminal records for gay sex

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 13 January 2014 11:50 Written by // Cec Busby

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has called for NSW parliament to follow the Victorian government’s lead and erase the criminal records of gay men charged with sex offenses for having consensual sex  prior to the decriminalisation of homosexual sex in 1984.

Greenwich told SX he plans to review the Victorian legislation and is working to present a Bill to parliament this year.

"2014 marks 30 years since decriminalisation and I will work with my State parliament colleagues to right this historic wrong that saw gay men charged for being who they are and loving who they love,” Greenwich commented.

Greenwich is not satisfied with seeking reforms locally – the Sydney MP advocates for government pressure to see homosexuality decriminalised throughout the Asia Pacific region and throughout the world.

"Some of our closest neighbours still jail men for being gay," said Greenwich. "In Papau New Guinea you can be sentenced for up to 14 years. Australia must play a role in ending this appalling discrimination".

Greenwich has written to the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, to raise his concerns on the issue and hopes she will discuss the issue of decriminalisation of homosexuality in her upcoming visit to Papua New Guinea.

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

Comments (1)

  • Alex looks insane

    13 January 2014 at 18:40 |
    Alex Greenwich looks absolutely insane in this pic!

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