*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of
22nd June 2004
Letter from office of Premier
Peter Beattie, responding to my letter dated
Office of the Premier
and Minister for Trade
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Mr John Frame
WAVELL HEIGHTS Q 4012
Dear Mr Frame
Thank you for your letter of
I refer to my previous correspondence on this issue in June 2003 and January 2004 and confirm the Government does not have any plans to make further changes to existing legislation in the current term.
In relation to most sexual acts, the age of consent in
The age of consent is always difficult and controversial, as it is effectively making a judgment as to when young people are capable of making a free choice about entering into sexual relationships.
The Government has no plans to alter the applicable law at this time.
As this matters falls within the responsibility of the Honourable Rod Welford MP, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, I have taken the liberty of forwarding a copy of this correspondence to Mr Welford for his information.
Again, thank you for bringing this matter to the Premierís attention.
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