Sex and The Law

Laws covering the age young people can legally consent to having sex differ between states and territories. There are also laws about sexting which young people should know about. Helping young people understand this is an important role of elders, parents and other adults.

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The factsheets here outline laws, and services that can provide information, advice and assistance in this matter:

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