Consultation for the Criminal Law (Coercive Control and Affirmative Consent) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

The process of consent law reform in Queensland has been ongoing since 2021, with Scarlet Alliance, Respect Inc and #DecrimQLD providing input via stakeholder consultation sessions and through submissions. This submission focuses on proposals to introduce a so-called ‘affirmative consent’ model, as well as discussion of the proposed ‘fraudulent inducement’, non-consensual condom removal, failure to report, cognitive capacity for consent and coercive control provisions. The submission also makes recommendations relating to changes to evidence law and court procedures for sexual violence offences.