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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12th January 2004 Email from Honourable Rod Welford MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice acknowledging that the Premier has also referred my 5th January 2004 email to him. Mr Welford is in error in suggesting that I am requesting a change in age of consent law. The age of consent is already a very reasonable 16 for all men and women but its the removal of the Sodomy Law that needs his particular and urgent attention.


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Queensland Government


The Honourable Rod Welford MP


Minister for Justice

12 January 2004

In reply please quote: 2003/09805


Your reference:


Mr J Frame





Dear Mr Frame


Your email dated 27 November 2003 about the age of consent has been forwarded to me from the Hon. Peter Beattie MP, Premier and Minister for Trade.


The Government has no plans to amend the existing laws relating to the age of consent. Thank you for bringing your concerns to the Governments attention.

Yours sincerely


Rod Welford MP


18th Floor State Law Building

50 Ann Street Brisbane

Queensland 4001 Australia

Telephone +617 3239 3478

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