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Is it illegal to videotape your partner?

07.12.17

With the explosion of smart phones, tablets and social media, the posting of nude photos and explicit videos online has become commonplace. Some view this “sexting” as another form of sexual expression but what are…

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Stealthing: Is removing a condom whilst having sex considered rape?

06.11.17

Stealthing: Is removing a condom whilst having sex considered rape? Up until May 2017 there was no legal precedent in Australia criminalising the act of taking off a condom during sexual intercourse. However, since then…

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The Sex Abuse Scandal of the Catholic Church – Are clergy above the law?

15.08.17

The Sex Abuse Scandal of the Catholic Church – Are clergy above the law? Earlier this year, a high level Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that 7% of Australian priests belonging…

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Australia Cracking Down on Pedophiles Who Travel Abroad

03.08.17

Australia Cracking Down on Pedophiles Who Travel Abroad There are 3,200 registered pedophiles in Australia. In an announcement in May, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop reported that of the 800 registered child sex offenders who travelled…

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Sexual assault – can you give consent when you are drunk or high?

26.07.17

Sexual assault – can you give consent when you are drunk or high? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics sexual assault against females is on the rise. From 2014 to 2015 the amount of…

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Revenge Porn in Australia- What are the Penalties?

13.07.17

Revenge Porn in Australia – What are the penalties? You are in a caring relationship with someone until one day that relationship turns sour. Those intimate videos taken of you just for fun are now…

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Can Men Get Sexually Assaulted by Women?

01.03.17

Can Men Get Sexually Assaulted by Women? According to the United Nations 92 people out of every 100,000 report a sexual assault in Australia. That puts us at one of the highest rates of reported…

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Sexual Assault Cases on the Rise

31.08.16

Sexual Assault Cases on the Rise Statistics report that 1 out of 5 women in Australia will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. At 16.4 per cent of women who have been…

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Paedophilia- A Mental Illness that Can be Treated?

12.05.16

Should more be done to counsel paedophiles who seek treatment for their “addictions?” In 2011 one of New South Wales’s worst paedophiles, Andrew Dean McIntosh, was sentenced to 32 years for 20 charges of sexual…

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Prostitution in Australia- Where is it Legal?

26.01.16

Prostitution in Australia- Where is it Legal? Prostitution and the sex work industry has been one of the most hotly debated topics since the world’s oldest profession has been around. Australia has one of the…

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