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LAW AND JUSTICE—CONVICTION RECORDS

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1042—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) homosexual acts were decriminalised in Victoria in 1981 but that convictions prior to that date can still appear on a Victorian person's police record, and

  (ii) the United Kingdom (UK) recently enacted legislation to expunge historic convictions for homosexual acts which were imposed prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK; and

 (b) calls on all Australian states and territories to enact legislation that expressly purges convictions imposed on people prior to the decriminalisation of homosexual conduct.

Question put and passed.