BAD 2024 FESTIVAL

12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW

No Longer Getting Away with Murder

The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes

From the late 1970s to the early 1990s more than 80 men died or disappeared in what looked like an epidemic of gay hate crimes. Many of these were dismissed by the NSW Police as suicide or misadventure and investigations were often cursory at best. The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes, was set up to investigate unsolved suspected hate crime deaths of LGBTIQ people in NSW between 1970 and 2010. It is first of its kind worldwide. After a year of investigation and public hearings the Commission has uncovered serious flaws in the way some of these cases were handled, new evidence has been revealed  and delivered a dose of reality on the state of cold case murder investigations in NSW. Duncan McNab (author of Getting Away with Murder), magistrate Jacqueline Milledge, lawyer Nicholas Stewart and journalist Michael Burge talk about the Inquiry and what it has achieved.

 

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