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Expungement of historical homosexual convictions

Consensual male homosexual activity stopped being a criminal offence in 1991 and you can now apply to have existing convictions expunged.

Convictions and charges for relevant offences that occurred before 19 January 1991 can be expunged under the Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Act 2017.

The Act allows for the expungement of Criminal Code male homosexual offences and public morality offences.

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    Under the Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Act 2017, you can now apply to have convictions or charges for particular historical offences involving homosexual activity to be expunged. Use this form to apply to...

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Category Your rights, crime and the law
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Publication set custodian Justice and Attorney-General

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Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government, Expungement of historical homosexual convictions, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 26 September 2020

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