*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of
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.
Office of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
and Minister Assisting the Premier in
In reply please quote: 2007103693 J/07/03232
22 June 2007
Mr John Frame
82 Main Avenue
WAVELL HEIGHTS QLD 4012
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
Honourable Kerry Shine MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Premier in
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.
Senior Policy Advisor
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50 Ann Street Brisbane
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