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Historical Sexual Assaults: Women Cannot Be Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Boys

In a decision which shows just how far sexual offence laws have changed over the decades, the highest criminal court in the state, the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal (NSWCCA) recently found that a female teacher prosecuted over...

Are ‘Pretext Calls’ Admissible in Sexual Assault Cases?

It has been reported that the complainant in the high profile sexual assault trial of former Wallabies player, Kurtley Beale, secretly recorded a phone call with him in order to induce him to say he groped and sexually assaulted her...

Can I Check if Someone is On the Sex Offender Register?

All Australian states and territories have a ‘sex offender register’ which holds details of individuals who have been convicted of sexual offences against a child. While there have long been calls for the register to be made public, this is...

There’s Nothing Sexier than Sexual Consent

There is nothing ‘sexier’ than consent’ - that’s the new message of a joint promotion by police in the Australian Capital Territory and the dating app Tinder.  ACT Police and Tinder have teamed up to run a joint campaign to...

Child Pornography and Child Abuse Material Offences Across Australia

The possession, production or distribution of sexually explicit images and videos of children is criminalised in all jurisdictions across Australia, some of which refer to these images as child pornography and others as child abuse material. These offences apply in...

The Criminal Offence of Sexual Touching in New South Wales

Radio shock jock Alan Jones is facing multiple allegations that he sexually touched a number of young men without their consent . Mr Jones is no stranger to controversy, having been instrumental in inciting the Cronulla riots of 2005, was...

Sexual Intercourse Without Consent: Rape and Sexual Assault Laws in Australia

Being accused of a sexual offence is a traumatic and difficult experience, especially if it is one which comprises an allegation of non-consensual sexual penetration. But knowing what the law says is a good first step to understanding what the...

‘Stealthing’ Amounts to Sexual Assault in New South Wales

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Perhaps needless to say, it is not a crime to have unprotected sexual intercourse with a consenting partner – provided of course they have reached the age of consent, have the mental capacity to provide consent and have in fact...

Sextortion Laws In Australia

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There have been a rise of  attempts in Australia of ‘sexual extortion’, abbreviated to ‘sextortion’, with social media sites being used to target and blackmail victims, many of whom are young men concerned about compromising images being distributed to friend,...

Producing Pornography in Australia – What Does The Law Say?

Whether you want to start an OnlyFans or create your own boutique production company, making smutty films involves navigating a variety of complex laws in Australia. Here’s a rundown of the rules. Is making pornography legal in Australia? The legal...
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