The Victorian government has passed new affirmative consent laws. This could potentially change the way that sexual assault cases are dealt with in Victoria.

These new reforms put the onus on the accused to confirm they have received consent, rather than scrutinising the victim.

However, these changes have received a mixed reception, with concerns that there could be more holistic systemic reforms to approach these issues.


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Produced By: Cindy Yin

Featured In Story: Tania Wolff, President of the Law Institute of Victoria , and Dr Rachael Burgin, Executive Director of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, and Lecturer at Swinburne Law School

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 31 August 2022