Submission to the Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes Between 1970 and 2010 in the 57th Parliament
The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby has made its submission to the inquiry into the Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes Between 1970 and 2010 in the 57th Parliament.
Lobby Convenor, Jack Whitney stated : “… murder has always been a crime in NSW. Hate crime is a crime in NSW. A fair and decent civil society should not only actively try to strike down these crimes and hate where it occurs, but it should also acknowledge past wrongs when it fails to intervene.”
“As this inquiry has seen – this hate LGBTIQ Australians have experienced, solely for being LGBTIQ, is vast and wide. Therefore, in making this submission the NSWGLRL seeks to highlight our position that an apology is overdue, that NSW Police has a responsibility to change its culture and provide training so that it can effectively serve the public, and that the services and community organisations that provide care to LGBTIQ Australians be funded so they can continue their important work”, Lobby Convenor, Jack Whitney stated.
You can read our full submission here.