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The WA Government has apologised to hundreds of Western Australian men convicted under historical laws banning homosexual acts, with the state’s premier describing it as “active discrimination that ruined lives.” The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under previous laws still have the convictions on their criminal records today, affecting …

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The Western Australian government will apologise to the LGBTI community ahead of the introduction of legislation to expunge historical gay convictions. On Wednesday, the state’s Premier Mark McGowan will apologise on behalf of the parliament to those convicted because of their homosexuality. The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under …

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