It's hard for those of us not in that situation to imagine what it would feel like."Offences involving gay sex that was illegal for other reasons – for instance, it was not consensual or involved an underage person – will not be eligible for expungement.
Hodgman also praised attorney-general Dr Vanessa Goodwin, who was recently diagnosed with incurable brain cancer, for her efforts in preparing the legislation and consulting with the community.
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Eastern Australian states and territories liberalised their laws in the late-20th century; however, liberalisation has been restricted by upper houses of Parliament of several States, with legislation either being defeated or extensively amended.
New South Wales was the first State to adopt a different model, decriminalising prostitution in 1979.
'There is nothing in the rules of either the University or government relating to research students which precludes this student from continuing with their research,' she said.'Within these limits, we have introduced arrangements which attempt to balance the interests in this situation across the campus community.' In 2016 the University of Tasmania signed on to the Universities' Australia 'Respect Now, Respect Always' campaign aimed at preventing sexual assault on university campuses.
The University of Tasmania won't back down to a petition to exclude a mature-aged student who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.