UPDATE: Here’s the story that broke on 9 July about our success! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-09/mistake-of-fact-defence-review-queensland/11291856
This issue isn’t new. Individuals and groups have been begging the Queensland government to take action for years. Here are a few of the articles ABC News has published about this issue:
23 May 2018 - (On Radio National) Queensland government urged to review sexual consent laws
The Drum also ran a two-part special on sexual assault (Australia-wide) in November 2018 in which Bri specifically spoke about Queensland’s unique issues. It can be viewed here and an ABC News article summarising the two episodes is available to read here.
coverage by bri
Bri has written about this issue for The Guardian in the following articles: If you've been abused as a child, Queensland is the unluckiest state to be in and Reporting my sexual assault was horrific but healing. Here’s what I learned.
coverage by jonathan
Jonathan has written about this issue for The Guardian in the following article: Consent is not a ‘romance killer’. The mistake of fact defence for rape needs to go.