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Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

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Act No. 179 of 1994 as made
An Act to implement Australia's international obligations under Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Date of Assent 19 Dec 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

No. 179, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to implement Australia’s international obligations under Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Act extends to external Territories..................................................... 2

4............ Arbitrary interferences with privacy.................................................. 2

 


 

 

Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

No. 179, 1994

 

 

 

An Act to implement Australia’s international obligations under Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

[Assented to 19 December 1994]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Act extends to external Territories

                   This Act extends to every external Territory.

4  Arbitrary interferences with privacy

             (1)  Sexual conduct involving only consenting adults acting in private is not to be subject, by or under any law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, to any arbitrary interference with privacy within the meaning of Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Note:          Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is set out in Schedule 2 to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, an adult is a person who is 18 years old or more.

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 12 October 1994

Senate on 7 November 1994]