With an average of 563 sexual assaults reported in Australia every year, the problem is not unique to Australia.
The problem has been exacerbated by the country’s new sexual violence laws which make it a criminal offence to be a “sexually active person” with a sexual partner, regardless of age.
It’s the first time in Australian history that the country has enshrined a sexual violence offence.
But while it’s an offence that can lead to a jail term, it’s not a criminal conviction.
It’s a public warning, and a warning that will not be taken seriously, Professor Simon Lee, the director of the Centre for Sexual Violence Research at the University of New South Wales, said.
“What it means is that when someone is accused of being a sexual offender and it’s brought to light they are not going to be taken to court because the risk of conviction is not there.
It means they will just go to jail.”
The laws in Australia have been criticised by academics, who have argued that it is too simplistic and unfair to consider that a person has been sexually abused by someone younger than them.
Professor Lee said it was not the person’s fault, it was the way they acted.
“The age of the person is the only issue,” he said.
“It’s not the age of those who sexually abused them, it is the age that they acted on those sexual behaviours and they didn’t act on them in the way that was required.”
Professor Lee said the laws were designed to prevent people who have been sexually exploited from continuing their predatory behaviour and abuse.
The Government has committed to introducing a new offence of sexual assault in the Crimes Act next year.
But he said it’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
He said it would not be possible to make an absolute blanket definition of what constitutes sexual abuse in order to protect vulnerable people.
“[If] you define sexual abuse as something that involves coercion and the use of force, then I think it would be difficult to say that’s an abuse of power,” he told ABC News.
However, Professor Lee suggested that the new laws could be used to target vulnerable people who were sexually exploited as a way of deterring others from abusing.
According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, the most common type of sexual abuse that occurs is unwanted touching and touching that is not consensual.
Sexual exploitation is defined as: sexual contact, sexual touching, sexual grooming, sexual exploitation, physical or mental abuse or neglect, or the threat of abuse.
Professor Lee urged people who had been sexually assaulted to seek professional help.
This is a situation where it’s really important that they go to a lawyer and talk to a psychologist, and if there is a medical issue to do it, if there are other issues, then it’s best to talk to your doctor about that, he said, adding that a doctor is the person who can best assess your health and wellbeing.
Professor Roberta Martin from the University the University at Albany, New York, said that in Australia, women who are sexually exploited are more likely to seek medical attention.
Dr Martin said it is very common for a sexual assault victim to seek help from the police, and that the Government’s new laws were “very important” for those who had experienced abuse.
“But in the United States, there is this new law called the Violence Against Women Act, which specifically targets sexual violence,” she said.
The new laws are not expected to make much of an impact on sexual violence, but they are designed to target young people, she said, because it’s more likely that they will be the ones to seek advice.
A spokesperson for the Australian Department of Education and Training (EDT) told News.au that they were aware of the issue.
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