In New South Wales, there are a few different ages of consent imposing limitations on when and with who you can have sex, explained below. There are other ways too in which the law says that a person has not freely agreed to sex.
: All adults who have committed a sex crime involving a child are automatically included in a register of sex offenders.
imposing limitations on when and with who you can have sex.
Registered sex offenders are also prevented from engaging in child-related employment. If you are thinking about having sex, you need to be aware of the risks that are involved which include getting a sexually transmissible infection (STI) like chlamydia and blood borne viruses like HIV. For information about how you can protect yourself against the risks of unsafe sex, contact Family Planning NSW or visit their website (see contacts below).
But if you are 16 or 17 years old, it is a serious crime for a person who is in position of care or authority over you (eg.
teacher, a counseller, a sports coach etc) to have sex with you and the carer/supervisor can be charged.
She was told that even if she is willing to have sex with her girlfriend, it is still against the law for her girlfriend to have sex with her.
Her girlfriend (not Maddy) could face a serious criminal charge, jail and be placed on the sex offender register.