Senate Passes Civil Penalty Regime to Combat Image-Based Abuse

Today the Senate passed the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017 with some surprising, significant amendments. This Bill is part of the Australian Government’s efforts to combat image-based sexual abuse, and was developed from a public … Continue reading Senate Passes Civil Penalty Regime to Combat Image-Based Abuse

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 … Continue reading Proposed Commonwealth Civil Penalties for Image-Based Abuse

Image-Based Abuse: The Phenomenon of Digitally Manipulated Images

Image-based abuse, colloquially referred to as ‘revenge porn’ (‘revenge porn’ is a misnomer) is an umbrella term. It refers to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Contrary to popular belief, there is much more to image-based abuse than the textbook ‘revenge … Continue reading Image-Based Abuse: The Phenomenon of Digitally Manipulated Images

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 … Continue reading Australia: Criminalise ‘Image-Based Sexual Abuse’