Criminal Code Amendment (Deepfake Sexual Material) Bill 2024

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
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Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to strengthen offences targeting the creation and non-consensual sharing of sexually explicit material online, including material that has been created or altered using AI technology (commonly referred to as ‘deepfakes’).


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05 Jun 2024
Second reading moved 05 Jun 2024
Second reading debate 25 Jun 2024
Referred to Federation Chamber 25 Jun 2024
Returned to House for further debate 01 Jul 2024
Second reading debate 01 Jul 2024
Second reading debate 02 Jul 2024
Second reading agreed to 03 Jul 2024
Third reading agreed to 03 Jul 2024
Introduced and read a first time 03 Jul 2024
Second reading moved 03 Jul 2024

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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