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5th  April 2006 Letter from Premier Peter Beattie – regarding the Youth Advocacy Centre. The Premier is responding specifically to my 1st December 2005 emailed comment that “When I interviewed you on 15th June 2001 at the Brisbane Powerhouse http://www.queerradio.org/PeterBeattie150601.htm you assured me that your Government would take some action on this issue, and yet to date your Government has done nothing whatsoever.” The Premier suggests that they must have done at least one thing, because his Government partly funds the Youth Advocacy Centre and their website does indeed display correct information.

 

In my 10th April 2006 letter of reply to the Premier, I detail why the Youth Advocacy Centre’s correct information is mainly a result of my own persistent efforts in 2000 – rather a result of any action by the Queensland Government.


 

(for a 150dpi jpg image of the original letter click here)

 

Queensland Government

Office of the Premier

 

For reply please quote: 97972/JM33/LJP

 

05 APR 2006

 

Mr John Frame

82 Main Avenue

WAVELL HEIGHTS QLD 4012

 

Dear John

 

Thank you for your email of 31 January 2006 concerning reform of Queensland's sodomy law. I have been requested to reply to you on the Premier's behalf.

 

In your email, and in an earlier email of 1 December 2005, you refer to a radio interview that you conducted with the Premier on 15 June 2001. In the course of the interview the Premier stated that he was happy to educate the public about the age of consent for sodomy.

 

Information about the age of consent for sodomy is available on the Youth Advocacy

Centre's website at www.yac.net.au . The Youth Advocacy Centre receives funding from the

Queensland Government and the Commonwealth Government under the Community Legal

Services Program, which is administered by Legal Aid Queensland.

 

Thank you for writing to the Premier on this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rob Whiddon

Chief of Staff

 

 

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