The Preamble to

THE CRIMINAL CODE AND ANOTHER ACT AMENDMENT ACT 

No. 93 of 1990

(as per full text of this Act

 

“WHEREAS democracy requires proper limits should be placed on the right of any State to interfere in the lives of its citizens

 

AND WHEREAS making criminal the private and voluntary sexual acts of adults, when those acts do not involve circumstances of aggravation and affect only the participants, goes beyond those limits

 

AND WHEREAS Parliament neither condones nor condemns the acts which cease to be criminal because of this legislation

 

AND WHEREAS Parliament reaffirms its determination to enforce its laws prohibiting sexual interference with children and intellectually impaired persons and non-consenting adults

 

AND WHEREAS rational public health policy is undermined by criminal laws which make those who are at high risk of infection unwilling to disclose that they are members of a high risk group

 

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—”