Campaign for Age Of Consent awareness & removal of The Sodomy Law in Queensland

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21st May 2001. Letter received from new Attorney-General Hon Rod Welford MP in reply to my email of 25th April. He confirms the definition of age of consent and legal sexual activity, but advises that he will not consider removing the Sodomy Law or make any effort to ensure the public is correctly informed about age of consent and legal sexual activity.

The following is a full transcript. A jpg image of the original letter is stored at www.queerradio.org/AOC210501.jpg

From: The Hon Rod Welford MP Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

GPO Box 149, Brisbane 4001.

To: Mr J Frame

82 Main Avenue

Wavell Heights 4012.

Date: 21 May 2001

Reference: 2001/03514.doc

Dear Mr Frame

Thank you for your email dated 25th April 2001 about the age of consent and legal sexual activity.

As my predecessor informed you, the offence of unlawful sodomy applies to any person who sodomises another person under the age of 18 years or permits a male person under the age of 18 years to sodomise him or her.

The age of consent for other forms of sexual activity is 16 years of age.

I do not propose to introduce an proposals to alter the current law with respect to the age of consent for sodomy.

Again, as you have been previously advised, the Government does not propose to engage in an education campaign about these matters.

Yours sincerely,

Rod Welford MP.