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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

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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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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 4 Chairs Preface This report details the Committees findings regarding its examination of the Criminal Code Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017. The Bill amends the Criminal Code Act to address the growing community concern about the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. It introduces two new offences of distributing an intimate image without consent and threatening to distribute an intimate image without consent. The Bill also empowers a court to order rectification where a person is found guilty of one of the new offences. The Committee has recommended that the Assembly pass this important piece of legislation with the proposed amendments as set out in the recommendations. To reduce the risk of inadvertently capturing conduct that the Bill does not intend to criminalise, the Committee has recommended that the definition of intimate image be tightened. The Committee has also proposed amendments that go to ensuring the protection, respect and minimisation of harm to victims. Based on the evidence received, the Committee has recommended that prompt consideration be given to the introduction of an additional offence regarding the nonconsensual recording of intimate images. Finally, the Committee has recommended that introduction of the proposed legislation is combined with a comprehensive public education and awareness campaign. On behalf of the Committee, I would like to thank all those who made submissions or appeared before the Committee. Their input has been invaluable. The Committee also thanks the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice for their advice. I would also like to thank the members of the Committee for their bipartisan commitment to the legislative review process. Ms Ngaree Ah Kit MLA Chair


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