Sexual Consent

Today, Abigail used question time to ask the government to provide an update on reviewing the concept of sexual consent and their plans to amend the relevant laws.

Ms ABIGAIL BOYD (12:52): My question is directed to the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, representing the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women. Submissions in response to the Attorney General's review of section 61HE of the Crimes Act 1900 closed on 1 February 2019. Would the Minister provide an update on the Law Reform Commission's review of the concept of sexual consent under the Crimes Act and the Government's intention in relation to it?

The Hon. SARAH MITCHELL (Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning) (12:53): I thank Ms Abigail Boyd for her very serious question about an important issue. As she indicated, I am representing the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women in the absence of the Hon. Bronnie Taylor. I will take the question on notice and refer it to the Minister to come back to the member with a response.

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