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Thursday, 12 November 2015
Page: 8429


Senator URQUHART (TasmaniaDeputy Opposition Whip in the Senate) (12:07): At the request of Senator Bilyk, I move:

That the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 25 February 2016:

(a) the phenomenon colloquially referred to as 'revenge porn', which involves sharing private sexual images and recordings of a person without their consent, with the intention to cause that person harm;

(b) the impact this has on the targets of revenge porn, and in the Australian community more broadly;

(c) potential policy responses to this emerging problem, including civil and criminal remedies;

(d) the response to revenge porn taken by Parliaments in other Australian jurisdictions and comparable overseas jurisdictions; and

(e) any other related matters.

Question agreed to.