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Launceston- Legitimate Sexpectations in Tasmania - Current practice in relationships and sexuality education and future directions

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What is Legitimate Sexpectations?  

When should a promise be kept? This is what the legal doctrine of 'legitimate expectation' is concerned with in the common law world..... In Australia ... in essence it asks:  "When are individuals entitled to rely on promises made by public bodies? Promises from those with the power to make decisions that impact individual lives? When is it reasonable to expect those promises will be kept? .... What expectations do we have of the way we will behave in a sexual encounter? How do we expect our institutions to respond? What expectations do young people have of their futures?  Can we promise our kids that they will live a life free from sexual violence, that their sexual wellbeing will be protected at all costs? Can future generations hold a legitimate expectation that we will make good on that promise, to do everything in our power to give them the very best chance?  When should a promise be kept?"   Katrina Marson

Katrina Marson is a Criminal lawyer with extensive experience in family violence and sexual offences. Multiple award winner, member of the Australian Government Respectful Relationships Education Expert Working Group, Director of the team responsible for implementing the criminal justice recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the ACT, and Author of Legitimate Sexpectations.  Katrina is an expert in the field of sex education.  You can read more KATRINA MARSON

"We teach our kids how to drive, giving them all they need to stay safe on the roads as they use this new-found skill..........but when it comes to sex and relationships, we are ready to leave people to just figure it out themselves - even though the chances of getting it wrong might mean a traumatic experience for one person and the inside of a courtroom for another!" Katrina Marson

Learn how we as parents, caregivers, service providers, teachers, health professionals, and community members can better support our young people to have respectful and safe sexual relationships.

Katrina is unafraid of the awkward conversations and makes it clear why and how we need to do things differently.

You will also learn about some of the education and support programs available in your region and have opportunity to ask questions of the panel.  

We are the village!  Together we can make a difference!

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