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Consent occurs when one person voluntarily agrees to the proposal or desires of another. It is a term of common speech, with specific definitions as used in such fields as the law, medicine, research, and sexual relationships.
Types of consent include implied consent, expressed consent, informed consent and unanimous consent. Consent as understood in specific contexts may differ from its everyday meaning. For example, a person with a mental disorder, a low mental age, or under the legal age of sexual consent may willingly engage in a sexual act that still fails to meet the legal threshold for consent as defined by applicable law. United Nations agencies and initiatives in sex education programs believe that teaching the topic of consent as part of a comprehensive sexuality education is beneficial.

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    WA Age of consent cybersex

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    QLD Superannuation fund never transferred split from consent order 17 years ago

    Hi Everyone. My ex and I signed a consent order for a superannuation split after the divorce 17 years ago. Apparently, the super fund never transferred the agreed-upon balance from my super to hers. Now, 17 years later, she has told me she will be making a claim to get that super transferred...
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    Recording someone without their consent as a social worker (NSW)?

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    Consent Order (form 11) questions (WA)

    Long story short - my wife and I are going our separate ways. Thankfully, everything is amicable and friendly and we are in the process of completing the consent order (form 11) to divide everything up. We have agreed that everything will be split 50/50. I will refinance the house and she will...
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    WA Consent Orders lack clarity

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    NSW breaching consent orders.

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    VIC Age of consent and issues around phone/cyber-sex across international borders

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    Consent Order & Application Kit

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    My friend is trying to report my sexual assault without consent, what can I do

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