A change.org petition asking South Australia to outlaw the ‘gay panic defence’ and add hate crime provisions to the sentencing law has attracted over 5000 …
When 23-year-old Robert Murley was accused of bashing, stabbing and almost decapitating 65-year-old Joe Godfrey in March 1991, he didn’t deny it. Instead, he claimed …
South Australian Attorney-General Vickie Chapman says a bill will be drafted for public consultation with a view to remove the defence by the end of the year.
“If conservative Queensland can do it why on earth can’t South Australia do it?”
“It’s clear to us that the gay panic aspect of the current provocation defence is offensive and should be removed”
The controversial defence allows people accused of murder to claim provocation by unwanted sexual advance.
State Director Wendy Francis has said scrapping the law will have ‘unintended consequences’
The Sydney comedian has made an unlikely alliance with a Catholic Bishop.