Draft state legislation to allow sexual abuse victims to speak about their experiences without the need for anonymity has been released for public comment.
The Evidence Amendment Bill will allow for identifying information about a victim of a sexual crime to be published if the victim has authorised the publication in writing and is at least 18 years old at the time of publication.
The victim cannot have been coerced into agreeing to the publication or possess a mental impairment that would would make incapable of a reasonable judgment over the publication.
Attorney-General Elise Archer said there would be safeguards to protect victims who did not wish to be identified and an offence for a relevant breach in the bill.
"The Hodgman majority Liberal Government also acknowledges the bravery of victims and survivors of sexual abuse who have spoken about their experiences and is acting on their expressed beliefs that the names of these crimes can minimise the seriousness of the trauma they have experienced," she said.
Draft changes have also been made to the state's Criminal Code to replace misleading terms for sexual offences.
Labor's justice spokeswoman Ella Haddad said the government had been slow to act on the legislation.
Under the Hodgman Government survivors of sexual abuse have waited long enough to have their chance to speak and this is finally a positive step in the right direction," she said.
A copy of the bill and changes to the Criminal Code are on the Justice Department's website.