Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland

Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland

by Berman Alan, Shirleene Robinson
     
 
Based on the largest survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer reactions to violence and harassment ever undertaken in Australia, this book gives voice to the many victims who have suffered in the state once recognised as Australia's most homophobic. It tells of the barriers people face in dealing with the legal system, the reasons why some do

Overview

Based on the largest survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer reactions to violence and harassment ever undertaken in Australia, this book gives voice to the many victims who have suffered in the state once recognised as Australia's most homophobic. It tells of the barriers people face in dealing with the legal system, the reasons why some do not report their experiences , and the complex historical, religious and educational factors affecting the perpetuation of homophobia across the country. Most importantly it provides a roadmap forward for all Australian legislative, policing, and judicial jurisdictions via a wide ranging set of recommendations, from the individual's understanding of their rights and responsibilities, to the responses of police, legal professionals and judicial officers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921513602
Publisher:
Australian Academic Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Edition description:
General
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Berman teaches in the areas of Australian Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law and Australian Crime and Society. He has previously taught Legal System and Method, Public Law, American Constitutional Law, and Civil Obligations. Dr. Berman has taught in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Dr. Berman has been a member of the Newcastle Law School since mid-2008. He remains an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Socio-Legal Research Centre at Griffith Law School.

Shirleene Robinson is a historian and is passionate about connecting communities and heritage. She's an author, editor and co-editor of six books and a campaigner for LGBTIQ equality. She is a frequent commentator on LGBTIQ issues and historical topics.

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