Campaign for Age Of Consent awareness & removal of The Sodomy Law in Queensland

*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of Queensland, Australia - A campaign to remove our Sodomy Law (which was enacted in 1990).

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3rd September 2004 Letter from Opposition Leader, Lawrence Springborg, in response to my 25th August 2004 email. Mr. Springborg advises that the National Party does not believe there is any justification for reform of the Sodomy Law. It is important to note that in 1997, when the National Party briefly regained Government in a by-election, one of their first acts was to repeal the Labor Party’s Revised Criminal Code (which would have defined a truly equal age of consent for all sexual activities). They then dramatically reworked the 1899 Criminal Code – in which they doubled the maximum penalties applied by this law to 14 years gaol, replaced the specific term “anal intercourse” with the more generic term “sodomy” and set the minimum age at 18 years (previously 17).


 

Text as scanned from original letter stored as a jpg image HERE.

 

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

Parliament House • Alice StreetBrisbane Q 4000 • Telephone (07) 3406 7997

 • Facsimile (07) 3221 1496 Email: leader@opposition.qld.gov.au

 

3 September 2004

 

Mr John Frame

82 Main Avenue

WAVELL HEIGHTS QLD 4012

 

 

Dear Mr Frame

 

I refer to your email of 25 August 2004 in relation to the age of consent for engaging in sexual activity in Queensland.

 

The Nationals do not believe that there is any justification for considering any change to the existing provisions in the Queensland Criminal Code which deals with this issue. However I would thank you for forwarding to me your views on this issue.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lawrence Sprinborg

Leader of the Opposition