Proposed Commonwealth Civil Penalties for Image-Based Abuse

The Commonwealth Government has introduced a bill, the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017, aimed at prohibiting and deterring persons and content hosts from sharing intimate images without consent. Under the proposed law, individuals who post, or threaten to post, an intimate image may be liable to a civil penalty of $105,000.  …

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…