Entry #744: Equal age of consent in Australia

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RegionAustralia
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusEqual
Start DateSep 16, 2016
End Datenow
DescriptionFollowing the amendment in the Queensland Criminal Code, the age of consent is now equal across all states and territories of Australia.
Sourceshttp://abc.net.au/news/2016-09-15/queensland-standardises-age-of-consent-laws-anal-sex/7850112


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Revision by watbe

Old Value (Original) New Value (Current)
ValueUnequalEqual
Start Date1899-01-012016-09-16
NoteIn the state of Queensland, sodomy is unlawful until both participants are aged 18, however the Age of Consent is 16. In all other states and territories, there is an equal age of consent.Following the amendment in the Queensland Criminal Code, the age of consent is now equal across all states and territories of Australia.
Sourceshttp://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/cc189994/s208.htmlhttp://abc.net.au/news/2016-09-15/queensland-standardises-age-of-consent-laws-anal-sex/7850112

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