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Wednesday, 9 May 2007
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The Australian Government should do all it can to combat the production and transmission of material depicting child abuse and child pornography. Transmission of such material by post is a serious offence but is not recognised as such under Commonwealth law, and offenders do not receive the penalties they should.

To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in parliament assembled:

This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the Senate, the lack of a specific offence covering the transmission of child pornography and child abuse material via mail within Australia.

Your petitioners therefore ask the Senate to make laws that:

  • Create a new offence of transmission by mail of child pornography and child abuse material, with a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment.
by The President (from 10 citizens)