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Social Policy Scrutiny Committee Inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017 March 2018

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Title

Social Policy Scrutiny Committee Inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017 March 2018

Other title

Tabled paper 650

Collection

Tabled papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2018-03-13

Description

Tabled by Ngaree Ah Kit

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

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See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/294464

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396375

Page content

Inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017 14 the progress by all jurisdictions to prevent technology-facilitated abuse6 and identify non-binding, best practice principles for nationally consistent criminal offences relating to non-consensual sharing of intimate images.7 2.5 Drawing on the legislation enacted in other Australian jurisdictions, and taking into consideration the recommendations of the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee and the National Principles, the Criminal Code Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill seeks to address the: growing community concern about the sharing of intimate images of a person without that persons consent.8 Purpose and Overview of the Bill 2.6 As noted in the Explanatory Statement, the purpose of the Criminal Code Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill is to amend the Criminal Code Act to address the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. The Bill introduces two new offences of non-consensual sharing of an intimate image and threatening to share an intimate image, each with a maximum penalty of 3 years imprisonment. 2.7 The Bill also introduces an ancillary power for a court to order rectification when a person is found guilty of one of the new offences. Breach of the court order carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment.9 6 Law, Crime and Community Safety Council, National Statement of Principles Relating to the Criminalisation of the Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images, https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/Cybercrime/Documents/National-statement-of-principlescriminalisation-non-consensual-sharing-intimate-images.PDF, p.1 7 Law, Crime and Community Safety Council, National Statement of Principles Relating to the Criminalisation of the Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images, https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/Cybercrime/Documents/National-statement-of-principlescriminalisation-non-consensual-sharing-intimate-images.PDF, p.1 8 Explanatory Statement, Criminal Code amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017 (Serial No. 38), https://parliament.nt.gov.au/committees/spsc/CCA, p.1 9 Explanatory Statement, Criminal Code amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017 (Serial No. 38), https://parliament.nt.gov.au/committees/spsc/CCA, p.1 https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/Cybercrime/Documents/National-statement-of-principles-criminalisation-non-consensual-sharing-intimate-images.PDF https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/Cybercrime/Documents/National-statement-of-principles-criminalisation-non-consensual-sharing-intimate-images.PDF https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/Cybercrime/Documents/National-statement-of-principles-criminalisation-non-consensual-sharing-intimate-images.PDF https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/Cybercrime/Documents/National-statement-of-principles-criminalisation-non-consensual-sharing-intimate-images.PDF https://parliament.nt.gov.au/committees/spsc/CCA https://parliament.nt.gov.au/committees/spsc/CCA


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