NSW government announces inquiry into Sydney’s unsolved gay and transgender hate crimes, murders

 | 
11/03/2021

The NSW government has announced an inquiry into brutal hates crimes committed against members of Sydney’s gay community over 40 years. In July 1989, 25-year-old newsreader Ross Warren disappeared from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. His car had been parked on a street near the popular gay beat Marks Park, and his keys were found at the bottom of a cliff nearby. Police closed his case just three weeks later, without locating his body. Ross is suspected to be among the dozens of men murdered in Sydney through the 1980s and 1990s. They will form the basis of a judicial inquiry announced by the NSW government on Wednesday. “‘LGBTI members of our community have suffered grave injustices that were not acceptable in the past and they are not acceptable now,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said.  “Where there is still work to be done to address these injustices, we will do it.” The inquiry, which will investigate crimes committed between 1970 and 2010, was one of the key recommendations in a report tabled by the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues in May. The Committee began a parliamentary inquiry into the issue in 2018. Committee Chair Shayne Mallard said there was evidence of at least 88 gay and transgender murders, though the number was likely higher.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Education Department’s final Title IX rule, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The …
Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
Italy’s far-right government has denied that it removed references to abortion and LGBTQ rights in the final declaration of the G7 summit in Puglia. …
Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/15/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay …
Added on: 06/05/2024
Mama Alto is a Melbourne cabaret and jazz icon. She is also a storyteller and a transgender activist, who creates spaces allowing LGBTQI+ people …
Added on: 06/01/2024
The State Department is funding an array of LGBTQI+ pride events across the globe ahead of June, some of which include events focused on …