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Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

Authoritative Version
Act No. 179 of 1994 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 70 of 2009
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
Registered 05 Aug 2009
Start Date 05 Aug 2009
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Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

Act No. 179 of 1994 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 5 August 2009
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 70 of 2009

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement [see Note 1].............................................................. 1

3............ Act extends to external Territories....................................................... 1

4............ Arbitrary interferences with privacy.................................................... 1

Notes                                                                                                                                               3


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

1  Short title [see Note 1]

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

2  Commencement [see Note 1]

                   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 Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986.

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


Notes to the Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

Note 1

The Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 179, 1994 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

179, 1994

19 Dec 1994

19 Dec 1994

 

Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2009

70, 2009

8 July 2009

Schedule 3 (item 39): 5 Aug 2009


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted    am. = amended    rep. = repealed    rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Note to s. 4(1)....................

am. No. 70, 2009