ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Response: ACT Greens Discussion Paper: Consent in Sexual Violence Laws

Publication date: 
March 2018

ACTCOSS supports the proposal in the ACT Greens Discussion Paper: Consent in Sexual Violence Laws to reform the ACT’s criminal law to adopt a new definition of consent. ACTCOSS believes it is imperative the ACT adopt an affirmative model of consent, which is a more victim/survivor-responsive approach to prosecuting sexual violence. Our response outlines our support for the proposed amendments, and a series of recommendations regarding further work to enhance the protections an affirmative model of consent affords.