Submission to Queensland Parliament Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee: Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Rape & Sexual Assault Research & Advocacy (RASARA), Jonathan Crowe, Rachael Burgin, Bri Lee, Saxon Mullins

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Abstract

On 13 August 2020, Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney General and Minister for Justice introduced the Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill) and referred it to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee (the committee) for detailed consideration.
The committee invited written submissions on the Bill from interested stakeholders and members of the public.

The closing date for lodging written submissions was Tuesday 29 September 2020.

Objectives of the Bill
The policy objectives of the Bill are to:

- implement the recommendations of the Queensland Law Reform Commission in its Review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact report
- enable additional payments to be made from the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Guarantee Fund to claimants who made claims prior to 2016 and were subject to statutory caps
- implement the second tranche of the Government’s legislative response to the final evaluation report of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy
- rectify an unintended omission in the Co-operatives National Law Act 2020
- exempt the Queensland liquor accords and the Safe Night Precinct local boards from the cartel provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010
prohibit inducements to open an account, or refer a friend to open an account, with an online wagering provider or racing bookmaker
- provide that a wagering provider must pay the declared minimum dividend if rounding would result in a dividend that is lower than a declared minimum dividend.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherQueensland Parliament
Publication statusSubmitted - 28 Sep 2020

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