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Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Page: 2158

Senator McEWEN (South AustraliaOpposition Whip in the Senate) (16:53): At the request of Senators Bilyk and Polley, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the 6th National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is being held on Friday, 18 March 2016,

(ii) this annual day is Australia's key anti bullying event for schools, and encourages all students to 'take a stand together' against bullying and violence in schools, the classroom and beyond,

(iii) cyberbullying is a serious concern for young Australians, and it can happen at any time where there is access to online technology, and

(iv) everyone has a role to play to keep children safe from bullying and violence; and

(b) calls on the Government to urgently act to legislate against 'revenge porn' which is extremely distressing, demeaning and can lead to real world violence and harassment.