Review of consent in rape and sexual assault

On 9 July 2019, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath, and Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer announced they would refer the matter of consent in rape and sexual assault cases to the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC).

The issue of law reform has been raised in the community and during public consultation to inform development of the Sexual Violence Prevention Framework.

Referral to the QLRC will allow all voices to be heard and give the Queensland Government the opportunity to consider expert findings to get the law right on this important issue.

The QLRC will report back to Government with its findings on 17 April 2020. Further information and the terms of reference for the review are available on the QLRC's website.