Adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyberbullying

28 March 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-739-0

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 31KB)
Recommendations (PDF 31KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 94KB)

Conduct of this inquiry
Structure of this report
Existing policies and legislation
Note on references

Chapter 2 - What is cyberbullying? (PDF 113KB)

Cyberbullying between children
Cyberbullying targeting adults
A nationally consistent definition of 'cyberbullying'

Chapter 3 - Criminal offences for cyberbullying (PDF 110KB)

The role of criminal offences
Existing criminal offences in the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Commonwealth)
The adequacy of existing criminal offences

Chapter 4 - Social media platforms and other preventative measures (PDF 99KB)

The policies, procedures and practices of social media platforms
Education and prevention

Chapter 5 - Committee view (PDF 42KB)

Criminal offences
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Social media platforms

Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 25KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

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