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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28th June 2004 Letter from Attorney General Rod Welford, in response to my 27th May 2004 letter. Mr. Welford states that the Queensland Government has no plans (and therefore no time frame) for reform of the Sodomy Law. The state of New South Wales equalised its age of consent at 16 in mid 2003 and Northern Territory did the same in late 2003. The next Queensland election will be in 2007. The Beattie Government may be deliberately dragging its feet on this reform until after the impending Federal election, because several marginal seats are in rural Queensland. If so that is an inexcusable abuse of political power at the expense of the health and well being of our state’s youth.


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Queensland Government Attorney-General Minister for Justice

The Honourable Rod Welford MP


In reply please quote: 2004/03801                                                           

Your reference:


28 JUN 2004


Mr J Frame

82 Main Avenue



Dear John,
Thank you for your letter dated 27th May 2004 requesting a time frame for reform of sections 208 and
209 of the Criminal Code. The Government has no current plans to amend these laws.
Thank you for raising this issue with me. I trust this information is of assistance.
Yours sincerely


Rod Welford MP

18th floor State Law Building

50 Ann Street Brisbane

GPO Box 149 Brisbane

Queensland 4001 Australia

Telephone +61 7 3239 3478

Facsimile +61 7 3220 2475