This ‘Key Messages Guide’ explores the key definitions, legislative changes and key messages around affirmative consent in the Victorian legal context.
This information sheet has been prepared by the Affirmative Consent Leadership Consortium (SAS Vic, in collaboration with YAC Vic, Safe and Equal and Victorian Legal Aid) to support and guide project partners of the Supporting Young People to Understand Affirmative Consent Program, funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).
This Key Messages Guide is intended to be used by organisations educating and supporting young people to understand affirmative consent in the Victorian legal context. The guide has been informed by the Justice Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Act 2022 that came into effect in Victoria on 30 July 2023.
This guide covers:
- How to use this document to develop key messages
- What are the new affirmative consent laws?
- Guidance for key message and resource development:
- Affirmative consent
- Circumstances where there is no consent
- Reasonable belief
- Image-based abuse
- How to access support in Victoria
Disclaimer: This document is intended as general overview only. The contents do not constitute legal advice, are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.