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Homosexual law reform in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 29

Melissa Bull, Susan Pinto and Paul Wilson
ISBN 0 642 15882 7 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 1991


The current status of laws addressing homosexuality are discussed, particularly the treatment of male homosexuals in different jurisdictions. Topics covered include decriminalisation, equal opportunity legislation, debate on homosexual law reform, the criminalisation of homosexuality, public opinion, and changing the law.