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QLRC’s draft bill to reform consent and mistake of fact. Our response.

Rape & Sexual Assault Research & Advocacy and Women’s Legal Service Queensland have responded to the QLRC’s draft bill to reform consent and mistake of fact.

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Queensland Law Reform Commission fails to make substantive recommendations to improve rape law.

The Queensland Law Reform Commission has released a report following a 10-month review into consent and mistake of fact in sexual offences. The report makes a mere 5 recommendations - all of which fail to address the concerns raised by survivors during consultations.

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Review of justice responses to sexual violence announced in Victoria

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has announced a review of the justice system’s response to sexual violence. The review was announced a week prior to the High Court decision in the Pell case and follows the launch of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy at a public seminar jointly hosted by Swinburne and Monash Law Schools.

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Katrina Marson writes about sex education in the home during COVID19 lockdown

The lead of Prevention Projects at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, Katrina Marson discusses the importance of speaking with young people about sex and relationships during the lockdown.

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Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions

By Kate Walton, Al Jazeera

Dr Rachael Burgin spoke to Al Jazeera about the impact of the recent High Court decision in the Pell case on survivors of sexual abuse.

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‘Northern Territory sexual assault court outcomes spark calls for law reform’

Lauren Roberts, ABC Darwin

RASARA’s founding director Dr Rachael Burgin on the concerning findings concerning criminal justice responses to sexual violence in the Northern Territory, published by the ABC.

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‘Unpursued in the Top End’

Inga Ting and Lauren Roberts, ABC News

Professor Jonathan Crowe spoke to the ABC for their exclusive report on sexual assault in the Northern Territory.

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‘Push to introduce mandatory, unified sexual consent lessons in Australian schools’

Lauren Roberts, ABC News

Professor Jonathan Crowe highlights the importance of consent and relationship education in Australian schools.

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Lawyer's bid to overturn get-out-of-jail rape rule

Professor Jon Crowe talks to Ann Wason-Moore from the Gold Coast Bulletin about the mistake of fact excuse in Qld Rape law. 11 January 2020

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