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We need to talk about sex. the Queensland Government has asked the Queensland Law Reform Commission to examine the operation of Queensland's existing laws regarding consent and the defence of "mistake of fact" as they apply to rape and sexual assaults.
This follows a string of decisions in which defendants successfully relied upon the defence to convince a jury that there was a reasonable doubt that the offender thought they had consent to perform the sexual act.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22
Number of pages1
JournalThe Courier Mail
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2020

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