QLRC ‘Mistake of Fact’ Defense Review

QLRC ‘Mistake of Fact’ Defense Review

The Queensland Law Reform Commission is finally reviewing the ‘mistake of fact defense’, a legal loophole in the Queensland Criminal Code which excuses perpetrators. Check out the terms of reference for the review below. Submissions to this review will be open shortly – BRISSC is encouraging organisations and community members to speak up and have this defense overturned!

See the QLRC terms of reference here: https://www.qlrc.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/624465/consent-and-mistake-of-fact-tor-2-sep-2019-.pdf

 

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