If you are under 16 years old Generally you cannot have sex with another person who is under 16 years old unless you meet one of the exceptions listed above. It is unclear how this provision is now exercised.
Australia is a federation of States and Territories, with each State and Territory having the primary jurisdiction over age of consent issues within its territory. Northern Territory. Just click on the button below.
The age of consent in Hawaii is 16 years old. It states that: It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection 2 if the defendant establishes that - a he or she believed on reasonable grounds that the person on whom the offence is alleged to have been committed was of or above the age of 16 years; or b at the time of the alleged offence - i the person on whom the offence is alleged to have been committed was of or above the age of 10 years; and ii the defendant was not more than 2 years older; and that that person consented to the sexual intercourse.
Deciding to have sex with someone is a big step. Overview This resource sheet is designed to inform practitioners and researchers about age of consent legislation in Australia.
These events provide direct access to some of the country's foremost experts on drugs and issues affecting our youth. ReachOut has information on sex and relationships for young people. This is established by article of the penal code. If the mother is under 16, a loved one concerned about their welfare or the baby can call the Department of Human Services.
The other person must respect your choice.
In Tasmania and South Australia the age of consent is 17 years of age. These defenses do not apply if consent was obtained fraudulently. A failure to say no cannot be taken as consent. Western Australia. When you are 16 years or older, you can have sex with another person aged 16 or older if you both freely consent to it.