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Why we should abolish the ‘gay panic’ defence

In an article published in The Advertiser, Kellie Toole explains why the ‘gay panic’ defence of provocation should be abolished. Click here to read Kellie’s article.

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Queensland still failing to act on a medieval murder defence

In an article published on The Conversation today, Kellie Toole examines the law of provocation in Queensland and the proposal to abolish what is sometimes referred to as the ‘gay panic defence’. Click here to read Kellie’s article.

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Public Law and Policy Research Unit scholars make submission to the SA Legislative Review Committee

The South Australian Legislative Review Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Criminal Law Consolidation (Provocation) Amendment Bill 2013 introduced by Greens MLC, Tammy Franks. The Bill seeks to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) so that the partial defence to provocation cannot be used to reduce a charge of murder to manslaughter […]

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Panic About the ‘Gay Panic’ Defence – SA Reform to Provocation Proposed

This month, the Greens introduced a Bill into the South Australian Parliament to prohibit the use of the ‘gay panic’ defence in the State. In this post, Adelaide Law School’s Kellie Toole considers the value of the amendment.  Picture this: Peter is in a bar enjoying a few drinks. Sally has been watching him from across […]

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