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TITLE INFORMATION


Authors: Hayley Boxall, Adam M. Tomison, and Shann Hulme

Title: Historical review of sexual offence and child sexual abuse legislation in Australia

Subtitle: 1788-2013

Place: Canberra

Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology

Year: September 2014

Pages: 103pp.

Series: AIC Reports, Special report 7

ISBN-13: 9781922009777 (print) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781922009784 (online) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century | Oceanian History: Australian History | Prosecution: Laws; Types: Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse



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Link: Australian Institute of Criminology (Free Access)



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Authors:

Hayley Boxall, Australian Institute of Criminology

Contents:

  Introduction (p. 1)
    Scope and structure of this report (p. 1)
    Definitions (p. 2)
  History of child sexual abuse in Australia: 1788-2013 (p. 3)
    Eighteenth century (p. 3)
    Nineteenth century (p. 5)
    Twentieth century (p. 6)
      1900-1930s (p. 6)
      1940s-1960s (p. 8)
      1970s-2013 (p. 9)
  Australian Capital Territory (p. 14)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 16)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 19)
      Definition of sexual intercourse (p. 19)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 20)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 20)
      Child pornography (p. 20)
      Mandatory reporting laws (p. 21)
  New South Wales (p. 22)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 24)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 30)
      Definition of sexual penetration (p. 30)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 30)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 30)
      Child abuse materials (p. 31)
      Mandatory reporting laws (p. 32)
  Northern Territory (p. 33)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 35)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 38)
      Definition of sexual intercourse (p. 38)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 38)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 38)
      Child abuse materials (p. 39)
      Mandatory reporting laws (p. 39)
  Queensland (p. 41)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 44)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 48)
      Definition of carnal knowledge (p. 48)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 49)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 49)
      Child exploitation material (p. 49)
      Mandatory reporting laws (p. 50)
  South Australia (p. 52)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 54)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 57)
      Definition of sexual intercourse (p. 58)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 58)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 58)
      Child pornography (p. 58)
      Mandatory reporting (p. 59)
  Tasmania (p. 61)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 64)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 68)
      Definition of sexual intercourse (p. 69)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 69)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 69)
      Child exploitation materials (p. 69)
      Mandatory reporting laws (p. 70)
  Victoria (p. 72)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 76)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 81)
      Definition of sexual penetration (p. 81)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 81)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 82)
      Child pornography (p. 82)
      Mandatory reporting laws (p. 83)
  Western Australia (p. 84)
    Sexual offence legislation 1950-2013 (p. 87)
      Gendered language of sexual offence legislation (p. 89)
      Definition of sexual penetration (p. 89)
      Decriminalisation of homosexual sexual acts (p. 90)
      Offences where the accused is in a position of authority or trust (p. 90)
      Child pornography and child exploitation materials (p. 90)
      Mandatory reporting laws (p. 91)
  Commonwealth (p. 92)
    Sexual offence legislation 2000-13 (p. 94)
      Child pornography and abuse material (p. 94)
      Mandatory reporting (p. 94)
  Conclusion (p. 95)
  References (p. 102)

Description: »The report provides an overview of the socio-political factors and events that have influenced the development of Australia’s child sexual abuse legislation from 1788-2013.« (Source: Australian Institute of Criminology)

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