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

On the 12 November 2015 the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

  1. 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;
  2. the impact this has on the targets of revenge porn, and in the Australian community more broadly;
  3. potential policy responses to this emerging problem, including civil and criminal remedies;
  4. the response to revenge porn taken by Parliaments in other Australian jurisdictions and comparable overseas jurisdictions; and
  5. any other related matters.

The submission deadline is 14 January 2016. The reporting date is 25 February 2016. 

The committee is accepting written submissions and welcomes personal accounts; however, please be aware that it is not the role of the committee to pursue or resolve individual cases. You should also be aware that the committee is not accepting images (for example photographs and video). Please contact the secretariat if you have any questions. 

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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