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22nd June 2007 Letter from the office of Hon. Attorney-General Mr. Kerry Shine in reply to my 18th May 2007 letter and DVD-Video/CD-ROM pack. The Attorney-General merely repeats the Beattie Government’s standard line of “no … plans for reform in this area” – with absolutely no justification for that inaction. This is in spite of the fact that the six statements on the DVD made it very clear that the current law should be reformed urgently because the law has a severe negative impact on the health and well being of youth – and also because the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has declared that the law is blatantly discriminatory.


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Queensland Government
Office of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
and Minister Assisting the Premier in Western Queensland


In reply please quote: 2007103693 J/07/03232

22 June 2007

Mr John Frame
82 Main Avenue

Dear Mr. Frame


Thank you for your letter dated 18 May 2007 with the attached DVD entitled “6 Statements of Support for Equal Age of Consent Reform in Queensland”. The
Honourable Kerry Shine MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Premier in Western Queensland, has asked me to reply
on his behalf.


All the issues raised in the statements recorded on the DVD have been noted, however, this Government holds no immediate plans for reform in this area.

Thank you for raising this matter with the Attorney-General.


Yours sincerely

Paul Bini
Senior Policy Advisor


Level 18 State Law Building
50 Ann Street Brisbane
GPO Box I49 Brisbane
Queensland 4001 Australia
Telephone 4-61 7 3239 3478
Facsimile +6173220 2475
Email attomey@ministerial.qld.gov.au
Website www.iustice.qld.gov.au


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