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Australian Inmate Employes Public “Legal Aid” In Bid to Wear Make-Up In Prison


— October 15, 2003

It’s somehow reassuring to hear that another country is at least as weird as ours.

Convicted Australian triple-murderer Paul Denyer has employed the local Legal Aid agency to help in his historic struggle:

The 120kg [264 lb.] killer, branded one of the most dangerous criminals in Victoria, is using anti-discrimination laws to appeal a refusal by Barwon Prison authorities to let him buy and wear make-up.

He lodged an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) after his complaint of gender identity discrimination was rejected by the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) in August.

A spokesman for Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls said Denyer received help from a Legal Aid duty lawyer for his application.

Reported here from The Age, via OverLawyered.com.


It’s somehow reassuring to hear that another country is at least as weird as ours.

Convicted Australian triple-murderer Paul Denyer has employed the local Legal Aid agency to help in his historic struggle:

The 120kg [264 lb.] killer, branded one of the most dangerous criminals in Victoria, is using anti-discrimination laws to appeal a refusal by Barwon Prison authorities to let him buy and wear make-up.

He lodged an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) after his complaint of gender identity discrimination was rejected by the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) in August.

A spokesman for Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls said Denyer received help from a Legal Aid duty lawyer for his application.

Reported here from The Age, via OverLawyered.com.

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