*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of
27th November 2003
Email to the office of Premier of
From: John Frame
Subject: age of consent reform in NT passed
Peter Beattie, Premier of Queensland, QldQueer
email subscribers and ARCQ (Action Reform Change
age of consent (16) and other significant same sex legal reform was passed at
Today I spoke with Wendy Morton, Outreach Worker for the Darwin Community Legal Service ( http://www.dcls.org.au/Ageofconsent.htm ) - they were key players in the lobbying process toward achieving this reform. Wendy explains how important the reform was, and why a truly equal age of consent is necessary.
How embarrassingly backward we are in the "smart state".
You're welcome to hear the fine interview which we'll be playing on next week's Queer Radio:
(10minutes 3.5mb 48kps mono): http://www.queerradio.org/Wendy_Morton_DCLS_27Nov03.mp3 (link no longer active, mp3 available on request)
I also remind
you of the detailed file regarding Qld's Sodomy Law
and I urge you to lobby for commitment to urgent reform in
/ coordinator of Queer Radio www.queerradio.org
on 4ZZZ fm102.1
Ph: 07 3350 1562 / 0409 501 561
more details: www.queerradio.org/JohnFrame.html
"There is no substitute for equality"