NSW Police told the inquiry that despite internal efforts, “homophobic or transphobic sentiments have not been eliminated entirely from the force, or from society more generally”.
“Nobody should have to hide themselves to survive.”
The inquiry was announced in September to investigate LGBTI hate crimes which took place between 1970 and 2010.
“The focus of many of these violent attacks was in, and around, Marks Park. This memorial will help acknowledge and heal the trauma these events have caused for the families of the victims as well as the LGBTI community”
“We have zero tolerance for anyone purporting to ‘convert’ gay people.”
“In the family law system there has been limited attention paid to the extent to which it is equipped to meet the needs of LGBTI groups”
“We need to campaign hard against the dismantling of anti-discrimination protections in the name of ‘religious freedom'”