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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5th September 2000 Response from the Queensland Attorney General’s Office stating the definition of "sodomy" under the Sodomy Law as being the "penetration of an anus by a penis", only. Therefor all other consenting sexual activity is legal for all men and women aged 16 and over:

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Attorney –General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Arts

Queensland Government, Brisbane.

Reference: 2000/05033

Date: 5th September 2000

Dear Mr Frame,

Thank you for your letter dated 18 August 2000 about the definition of "sodomy". The Honourable Matt Foley MLA, Attorney General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Arts, has asked me to reply to you on his behalf.

Under Queensland Law, "sodomy" refers to the act of carnal knowledge (sexual intercourse) by anal intercourse. In other words, penetration of the anus by a penis.

As you have previously been advised, the Government does not propose to engage in an education campaign about these matters.

Thank you for bringing these matters to the Attorney General’s attention.


Yours sincerely,

Ken Boyne.

Ministerial Policy Adviser.