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Criminal Code now expressly includes strangulation and stealthing

The Criminal Code Amendment Act 2022 commenced on 22 August 2022 and makes the following changes to Tasmania’s Criminal Code

  1. New standalone offence of ‘Strangulation’ and associated amendments (such as alternative verdicts) and
  2. Amends section 2A ‘Consent’ to specifically address ‘stealthing’ behaviour (in the context of the offence of rape).

Read about the changes in detail by visiting the following fact sheets