*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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7th  February 2006 Letter from Premier Peter Beattie which ignores  the vital matter of actually reforming the Sodomy Law and refers instead to a consideration of whether or not the Government might have done anything to educate the public effectively in regard to the current law. In my 1st December 2005 email I had written: “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 follow up letter from the Premier dated 5th April 2006 offers just one item as possible proof that the Premier had kept his promise – however in my letter dated 10th April 2006 I detail why this is not so.    



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Queensland Government

Office of the Premier


For reply please quote: 92488, 93608, 97184/JM33/LIP


07 FEB 2006


Mr John Frame

82 Main Avenue




Dear John


Thank you for your emails of 17 November 2005, 1 December 2005 and 19 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 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. Please be assured that this matter is being reviewed and a response will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.


Yours sincerely


Rob Whiddon

Chief of Staff



Executive Building

100 George Street Brisbane

PO Box 185 Brisbane Albert Street Queensland 4002 Australia

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