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

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