Until , Queensland had an age of consent of 16 for vaginal sex but an age of consent of 18 for anal sex. This provision sets out different maximum penalties for carnal knowledge of children of different ages, with the harshest penalties being for sexual acts with children under the age of 12, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Sexting and sending pictures via digital technology may expose you to risk or be can be a criminal offence. Having safe sex is very important in reducing the risk of unplanned pregnancies, or getting an STI like chlamydia or blood borne viruses like HIV. Queensland Law Society can refer you to a specialist private lawyer for advice or representation. Before having sex you may want to get advice from someone you trust. They are also required to report to police annually. The Queensland Criminal Code makes it an offence to attempt to commit a criminal offence or to conspire to commit a criminal offence.
Carnal knowledge is now defined as sexual penetration of any kind, including anal intercourse, and to any extent. Please call at this time. The age of consent differs between different states and territories. Bravehearts provides counselling and support to children, adolescents and adult survivors of child sexual assault, as well as their non-offending family members. South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre offers basic help and advice on a range of legal matters including family law, domestic violence, child protection and youth criminal law advocacy services.
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