Queensland set to wipe gay sex convictions

QUEENSLAND men charged and convicted under historic laws which made consensual homosexual acts illegal are one step closer to having their records expunged - but it is unlikely to occur before the next election.

Victoria and New South Wales have both moved to pardon men caught under the laws, which in Queensland were not repealed until 1990, after the Goss Labor government took power.

After originally declaring to Fairfax Media it was not a priority for the Queensland government last month, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie "clarified" the government's position and sought to meet with the president of the Brisbane Pride Festival, board member of the Queensland AIDS Council and Queensland University of Technology senior law lecturer, Peter Black.


Dr Black met with Mr Bleijie and Brisbane Central MP Robert Cavallucci on Thursday afternoon.

"It was very positive, it was very productive," Dr Black said.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au

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