Thursday, 12 November 2015
Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference
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.