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Applications must be submitted to remove homosexual convictions from records

Pardons applied automatically, but more details needed to clear criminal record

People pardoned of historical homosexual offences will have to apply to the Department of Home Affairs to have convictions removed from their criminal records.

While pardons have been applied automatically, more information is needed for the police to remove details from an individual's file.

It's expected the process will take around 12-weeks.

Home Affairs Minister Jane Poole-Wilson explains how it will work:

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