NSW Government wants community input on criminalising revenge porn

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has encouraged Highlands residents to have their say on NSW Government's plans to criminalise revenge porn.

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has encouraged Highlands residents to have their say on NSW Government's plans to criminalise revenge porn.

Goulburn voters can have their say on the NSW Government’s plans to criminalise revenge porn.

Revenge porn is the distribution of intimate or sexually explicit images without consent.

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward members of the Highlands community to share their thoughts on the issue.

“When intimate images are shared without consent the social and emotional impact on victims can be devastating,” she said.

“The NSW Government is currently considering possible criminal measures to adequately address this concerning and harmful behaviour and we need community input on how to protect victims.”

The community will be consulted on a rang of issues including: 

  • the definition of ‘intimate’ images and definition of 'consent’
  • how images are shared or distributed
  • how to assess intent or motivation
  • what penalties should apply
  • how the offence should apply to children and young people

Individuals and organisations can respond to the issues raised in the discussion paper by October 21, 2016.

Visit http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au to view a copy of the discussion paper.

Submissions should be sent to: Justice Strategy and Policy, NSW Department of Justice, GPO Box 6, Sydney NSW 2001 or policy@justice.nsw.gov.au

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