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Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Assault) Bill 2017

The Government is seeking your feedback on a draft Bill to amend the Criminal Code Act 1924.

The draft Bill introduces amendments to modernise the law of rape in Tasmania.

The draft Bill extends the crime of rape to include sexual penetration by inanimate objects as well as other body parts.

Download the Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Assault) Bill 2017 (pdf, 198.7 KB)

Comment period

Please send your comments on the Bill to the Department of Justice by Friday 3rd February 2017.




Department of Justice
Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy
GPO Box 825
Hobart TAS 7001