"Revenge porn should be a crime"

Revenge porn should be a federal crime -- that's what a Senate Committee reported last night.1

It follows alarming reports that tens of thousands of intimate images of Queensland and South Australian women were released without their consent last year, and research that shows 1 in 10 Australians have had a sexually explicit image of them sent to others without their permission, or had someone threaten to publicly share such an image.2 

But the Senate Committee's review has found current laws are inadequate, and can render police unable to formally pursue complaints and allegations.3 

Momentum is building around this issue, and a Private Member’s Bill has been introduced into federal parliament seeking to update laws.Can you show the governments of Australia that voters want them to ensure there are laws in place to deal with this form of sexual exploitation, and send a strong message to perpetrators that this won’t be tolerated?

References

1. 'Revenge porn should be a crime' - senate committee, The Age, 25 February 2016.

2. Revenge porn: government urged to make it illegal, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October 2015.

3. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Report into the Phenomenon colloquially referred to as 'revenge porn', February 2016.

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Governments of Australia,

We urge you to update laws to include specific offences related to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images (colloquially known as 'revenge porn').

Sincerely,

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