Senate debates

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference

12:07 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

On behalf of Senator Bilyk I move:

That the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 25 February 2016:

(a) the phenomenon colloquially referred to as ‘revenge porn’, which involves sharing private sexual images and recordings of a person without their consent, with the intention to cause that person harm;

(b) the impact this has on the targets of revenge porn, and in the Australian community more broadly;

(c) potential policy responses to this emerging problem, including civil and criminal remedies;

(d) the response to revenge porn taken by Parliaments in other Australian jurisdictions and comparable overseas jurisdictions; and

(e) any other related matters.

Question agreed to.