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NSW Parliament passes Affirmative Consent Laws

By DANIEL LO SURDO In a landmark decision, the NSW Parliament today passed new sexual consent laws to install an affirmative consent model across the state. The law will now reflect those implemented in Tasmania, in what is considered as the best in Australia. The Affirmative Consent Reforms detail that "consent to a sexual activity […]

NSW Affirmative Consent Reforms Bill introduced to Parliament; scheduled for debate

By DANIEL LO SURDO A long-awaited Bill containing affirmative sexual consent reforms was introduced to NSW Parliament last week ahead of a parliamentary debate scheduled for November.  The Bill contains an affirmative consent model, which specifies that “consent to a sexual activity must not be presumed” and that “consensual sexual activity involves ongoing and mutual […]

Affirmative consent reforms to be enacted in NSW

By ELYSIA COOK Last month the NSW Government announced that the state’s sexual consent laws will be reformed. The changes will see the adoption of an ‘affirmative consent’ model, requiring the accused to have actively obtained consent. The reform comes after recommendations were made by the NSW Law Reform Commission's Report to ‘strengthen’ and ‘simplify’ […]