Queensland Rape Law Review Now
Queensland has the most outdated consent laws in Australia. Other states are taking action. New South Wales legislation is being reviewed following Saxon Mullins’ brave Four Corners story. A recent ABC report has revealed the impact of Queensland’s laws and how they are failing rape survivors (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-23/calls-for-reform-to-qld-consent-laws/9770814).
Our current 109-year-old law includes the defence of “mistaken belief”. According to Queensland legislation, the accused does not commit rape if they believe the complainant is consenting, even if they are not. This is not good enough.
Under Tasmanian consent laws, proof the survivor did not communicate consent is enough to establish absence of consent. The Tasmanian approach has been law for 14 years.
Why should Queensland rape survivors be denied justice?
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