Have your say on designs for the Bondi Memorial to gay and transgender victims of hate crimes

ACON and Waverley Council are calling on community members to have their say on shortlisted designs for the Bondi Memorial public artwork in Tamarama’s Marks Park, which will honour victims and survivors targeted in homophobic and transphobic attacks. 

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ACON statement on the arrest of suspect in Scott Johnson murder

The following is a statement from Nicolas Parkhill, CEO of NSW’s largest LGBTQ health organisation, ACON, on the arrest of a suspect in the Scott Johnson murder case made on 12 May:

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Bondi Memorial Project reaches detailed design phase

Waverley Council and LGBTQ+ health organisation ACON have reached another milestone in the Bondi Memorial Project through the commencement of design concept development for the site-specific public artwork.

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Parliamentary Inquiry into historical hate crimes reopened

Health and legal advocates are once again calling on community members to participate in the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes 1970 – 2010, which has been re-opened.

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Waverley Council calls for expressions of interest for the Bondi Memorial Project

Waverley Council and LGBTQ health organisation ACON are now inviting artists to submit their expressions of interest for the first phase of the Bondi Memorial Project at Marks Park, Tamarama.

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Marks Park the endorsed location for the Bondi Memorial Project

Waverley Council and LGBTI health organisation ACON have reached another milestone in the Bondi Memorial Project after Council last night endorsed Tamarama’s Marks Park as the next site for the commissioning and installation of public art in the Waverley local government area.

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Inquiry into historical hate crimes an important step towards healing and justice

Today’s announcement of a NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into historic hate crimes committed against members of the NSW LGBTIQ community has been welcomed by ACON.

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ACON response to NSW Police Force’s Strike Force Parrabell Report

The NSW Police Force has released the final report into Strike Force Parrabell, which reviewed 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000, and focused on whether gay-hate bias were a factor in these deaths.

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Report into historic gay-hate murders calls for justice and healing

A new report into historical crimes against gay men and trans women in NSW seeks to deliver justice for victims and survivors, and aid the ongoing healing process for loved ones and members of the LGBTI community who continue to be impacted today.

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Statement from ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill in response to the NSW Coroner’s ruling on Scott Johnson case

"Today ACON welcomes, albeit with a great sense of sadness, the NSW State Corner’s finding that Scott Johnson was likely to have been murdered in a gay hate-related crime in Sydney in December 1988.

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Fundraising efforts kick off for Bondi Memorial Project

With SBS set to profile on Sunday the real story behind its Deep Water drama series, a campaign launched today to raise funds to produce a memorial artwork in Bondi to victims of the gay hate crimes on which the TV programs are based.

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Bondi memorial for gay hate victims progresses as TV series ‘Deep Water’ airs

With SBS TV’s eagerly anticipated Deep Water drama series and documentary set to go to air this week, progress is being made in relation to a memorial artwork in Bondi to victims of the gay hate crimes on which the TV programs are based.

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LGBTI community orgs seeking justice for gay hate victims profiled in SBS’s ‘Deep Water’

With SBS’s Deep Water programs bringing a dark chapter of NSW’s history into sharp focus over the next two weeks, local LGBTI* organisations are ramping up efforts to deliver justice for the victims of historic gay hate crimes.

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Waverley Council endorses Bondi Memorial for gay hate victims

A decision by Waverley Council to begin planning for the construction of a memorial to the victims of historical gay hate crimes has been welcomed by LGBTI* health, safety and rights advocates.

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