Advocates and lawyers at odds over consent law reform recommendations – Lawyers Weekly

Overnight, the Law Reform Commission published 44 recommendations for improving consent laws, including changes to the “freeze” response that can occur during attacks and a narrower definition around consent for sexual activity with an intoxicated person. The changes will be considered by government for an official response in 2021.

The commission has also stipulated a “communicative consent” model where a person cannot consent to sex if they do not actually say so.

Source: Advocates and lawyers at odds over consent law reform recommendations – Lawyers Weekly

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