Stealthing criminalised in Queensland under new laws

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'The act of stealthing — described as the non-consensual removal of a condom during sex – will be considered rape and attract a maximum penalty of life in prison under a suite of new laws introduced to Queensland parliament today.

One-in-three Australian women and one-in-five Australian men have been victims of the “insidious” act, according to a 2018 study by Monash University.

First reported by The Guardian, the proposed legislation will also seek to criminalise coercive control, and allow judges to inform juries of common misconceptions about sexual assault.

The Sunshine State joins Tasmania, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT in making stealthing illegal – a move that was one of 188 recommendations last year by Queensland’s Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce.'

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