Updates

Translated information on laws targeting sexual offences against children

New laws around reporting sexual abuse of children commenced in Queensland on 5 July. All adults living in Queensland are now required by law to report sexual offending against a child by another adult police, unless they have a reasonable excuse (find out more in this month’s blog). These laws make it a crime not to report sexual offending against children and, within institutions, not to protect a child from sexual abuse.

Information about these changes is now available in several languages other than English including Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Kirundi, Korean, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.

Access them here.