The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes

The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes (the Inquiry) is investigating unsolved suspected hate crime deaths of LGBTIQ people (or people who were presumed to be LGBTIQ) in NSW between 1970 and 2010.

This webpage provides information about the work of the Inquiry and how you can make contact. The page will be updated as the work of the Inquiry progresses.

Commissioner

Justice John Sackar

Timeline

  • 1970 to 2010 – Period being considered by the Inquiry
  • 30 August 2015 – Strike Force Parrabell commences
  • May 2018 – ACON Report, ‘In Pursuit of Truth & Justice’
  • June 2018 – Strike Force Parrabell Report published
  • February 2019 – Parliamentary Committee published Interim Report
  • 19 October 2019 – Parliamentary Inquiry established into Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010
  • May 2021 – Parliamentary Committee published Final Report
  • 19 April 2022 – Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes established by Letters Patent 
  • 2 November 2022 – Opening hearing of the Inquiry takes place
  • By 30 June 2023 – Terms of Reference require the Commissioner to report to the Governor.

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