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22nd November 2006 Email from newly appointed Attorney-General, Hon. Kerry Shine acknowledging my more recent emails and stating I advise that at some point in the near future, I plan to meet with groups interested in these and other same sex couple issues to discuss them further.

 

In the past six and a half years of pressing the Beattie Government for equal age of consent reform, this is the very first contact from either the Attorney-General or the Premier which expresses a willingness to meet with relevant groups in order to discuss the issue.

 

I hope this means that the Beattie Government is also considering declaring a timeframe for action on reform. Urgent action on reform had been strongly recommended in July 2005 by Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Susan Booth.

 


 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Attorney - SMTP

To: jvframe@ozemail.com.au

Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 9:13 AM

Subject: Attorney's Response

 

 

In response to your recent email, please find attached correspondence from the office of the Honourable Kerry Shine MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

Kind regards,

Office of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Level 18, State Law Building
50 Ann Street
BRISBANE
  QLD  4001

PO Box 149
BRISBANE
  QLD  4001

Phone:  07 323 93478
Fax:    07 322 02475
Email: attorney@ministerial.qld.gov.au

 

 

Refer to: J/06/06993

 

 

Mr John Frame

jvframe@ozemail.com.au

 

 

Dear Mr Frame

 

My office is in receipt of a number of emails from you in recent months in relation to the age of consent. I note you have also contacted the Premier on the same issue.

 

I advise that at some point in the near future, I plan to meet with groups interested in these and other same sex couple issues to discuss them further.

 

Thank you for taking the time to raise this matter with me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Hon Kerry Shine MP

Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and

Minister Assisting the Premier in Western Queensland