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1st  November 2007 Letter from Premier Ana Bligh – still no action. The Premier acknowledges my 10th October 2007 email in which I referred to newly published data on increased incidence of HIV infection in Australia and urged the announcement of a fixed time-frame for equal age of consent law reform, and I also asked for the exact reasons for the Government’s ongoing delay of reform.


Premier Bligh notes the contents of my email but continues Peter Beattie’s stance of leaving all responsibility for official decision making on this matter with the Attorney-General.



(for a 100dpi jpg image of the original letter click here)


Queensland Government

Office of the Premier

Please quote: MCU

1 November 2007

Mr J Frame
82 Main Avenue

Dear Mr Frame


Thank you for your email of 10 October 2007 regarding the age of consent in
Queensland. I have been requested to reply to you on the Premier’s behalf.

The contents of your message have been noted.

The issue you have raised falls within the responsibility of the Honourable Kerry Shine
MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Premier in
Western Queensland and it is also noted that you have forwarded a copy of your email to
the Attorney-General.

Again, thank you for bringing your views to the Premier’s attention.


Stephen Beckett Deputy Chief of Staff


Executive Building
100 George Street Brisbane
P0 Box 15185 City East
Queensland 4002 AustraLia
Telephone +617 3224 4500
Facsimile +6173221 3631
Email ThePremier@premiers.qld.gov.au
Website www.thepremier.qld.gov.au