Are deepfakes illegal in Australia?

Introduction In Australia, at a federal level, image-based sexual abuse has been criminalised across the country. In addition, a person who shares intimate images or videos without consent may be liable to a civil penalty. Every state and territory in Australia has also criminalised image-based sexual abuse, except Tasmania. Although Australia’s image-based sexual abuse laws…

Australia: Criminalise ‘Image-Based Sexual Abuse’

Australia needs to criminalise ‘image-based sexual abuse’. This includes: revenge porn – the non-consensual sharing of intimate images; morphed porn – the non-consensual doctoring of ordinary images into pornographic material; and parasite porn – the non-consensual sharing of ordinary images onto pornographic websites. Online sexual exploitation can happen to anyone but it primarily affects women. It is…