*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of
27th May 2004
Letter to Premier Peter
Beattie, Attorney General Rod Welford and Neil Roberts MP (my local MP). I request a clear timeframe for removal of the Sodomy Law. With their
renewed massive majority in the current (February 2004) Parliamentary term this
should present no political risk. I
From: John Frame
(Queer Radio Presenter / Coordinator)
Ph: 3350 1562 / 0409 501 561
To: Neil Roberts MP for Nudgee
Hon. Premier Peter Beattie MP
Attorney General Rod Welford MP
unresolved reform of
writing to you all to request a clear statement about a timeframe for reform of
You will be aware that I have been in correspondence with each of you, or with your departments, since March 2000 regarding the vital social justice aspects which impact especially on gay and bisexual male youth, and which will continue to do so until these sections are removed.
As you are
all informed and reasonable persons, I must believe that you also personally agree
that this law must be reformed. Mr Beattie’s official statement as Chair of the
1990 PCJC Committee on Homosexual Law Reform was in clear opposition to the
enactment of any Sodomy Law. Therefore I must conclude that, as a Government, you
perceive a political advantage in continuing to delay reform. I believe however
I also believe that it is only fair and reasonable that you advise a clear timeframe for enacting reform. You have a massive majority in this current Parliament, and this is a matter of clear social justice for the protection and support of youth.
I welcome an early and positive reply.
previously advised, all of the correspondence regarding my efforts toward this
reform, since February 2000, is on public record via my website at www.queerradio.org/AgeOfConsent.htm.
I believe this site has been the major source of accurate public information on
age of consent and lawful sexual activity in