Affirmative Sexual Consent
Affirmative consent means if someone wants to engage in a sexual act with another person, they must actively gain consent, rather than rely on the other person to give their consent. This means if a sexual assault is alleged, the burden of proof of consent is the responsibility of the alleged perpetrator, not the alleged victim survivor.
Sex and the Law (Domestic Violence)
Domestic violence is defined by the World Health Organization as 'any behaviour within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological or sexual harm to those in the relationship'. It can range from physical violence such as hitting, kicking and punching to emotional abuse such as isolating a partner from friends and family or repeated humiliations. It can also involve limiting access to finances or sexual violence.
Sex and the Law (Sexual Assault and Abuse)
Sexual assault isn't just rape. It's any unwanted sexual attention or activity that makes a person feel threatened, uncomfortable or violated.
Sex and Young People: What Does the Law Say
This fact sheet is for young people and is designed to give you clear information about the legal boundaries for sex. If you have any questions, please speak to an adult that you trust.
Sex it's Your Decision
Making your own decision about how you want to live your sexual life is important. It means looking after yourself and deciding what’s right for you.
Using condoms is a really important part of safe sex, but it doesn't stop there. Safe sex is about having sex when you're ready and having sex that's enjoyable, respectful and protected.