Review of Victorian sexual offences: Consultation paper released

The Department of Justice has conducted an extensive review of sexual offences in Victoria and has prepared a consultation paper which identifies and analyses the main problems with sexual offence laws. The consultation paper presents proposals for improving the clarity and effectiveness of these laws, and asks questions about how best to deal with certain aspects of the law. The Department has also prepared a summary paper which focuses on the law of rape and provides a short summary of the options for reform, Rape law in Victoria: a summary paper on options for reform. The consultation paper and summary paper have been prepared to enable the Victorian community to have its say in how to improve Victoria’s sexual offence laws. The Department welcomes your submissions concerning the issues raised in this paper.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 20 December 2013. See here for further information.

Source: The Victorian Department of Justice.