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In May 2018, the NSW Attorney General asked the NSW Law Reform Commission to review sexual consent laws and report on whether the laws need to be amended to better protect victims. The Commission consulted widely over three years and received extensive feedback, including almost 200 written submissions and more than 3,850 survey responses.
Report 148: Consent in relation to sexual offences (the Consent Review) was tabled in Parliament on 18 November 2020. It makes 44 recommendations, including:
The recommendations aim to:
For more information on the Consent Review and its recommendations, including a copy of Report 148 and key stakeholder submissions, please visit the Law Reform Commission website.
01 Jun 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.