QSAN Position Paper on QLRC Consent & Mistake of Fact Report

QSAN Position Paper on QLRC Consent & Mistake of Fact Report

BRISSC is a member of the Queensland Sexual Assault Network – a statewide network of 22 sexual violence services. Together, with support from the UQ Pro Bono Centre, we have created a response to the recent QLRC review of consent and mistake of fact defence.

“QSAN believes that the opportunity has been missed to broadly assess the operation and practical application of current legislation that would improve the safety of women, encourage them to report to police and engage with the criminal justice system. Furthermore, that the recommendations do not address the failings of legislation and the criminal justice system that were actively raised in submissions from women’s services and in consultation with victim/survivors and advocates.”

“QSAN aligns with Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) and Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy’s (RASARA) recommendations for amending the QLRC’s draft Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) Amendment Bill 2020.”

You can view the full position paper here: https://qsan.org.au/qsan-position-paper-qlrc-review-of-consent-laws-and-the-excuse-of-mistake-of-fact/

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