Submission to law reform committee’s inquiry into sexting

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The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law comments on Victorian laws relating to creating, sharing, sending or posting of sexually explicit messages or images via the internet, mobile phones or other electronic devices by people, especially young people – known as sexting.
The Centre will confine its comments to the human rights implications of the present law, and make just one recommendation. Other aspects, such as the dubious efficacy of sex offender registers in reducing (re)offending, were amply covered by the Law Reform Commission in its report on Sex Offenders Registration of December 2011. It is the Centre’s understanding that the purpose of the Act, and related provisions of the Crimes Act 1958, is to protect people – especially children – from sexual abuse by tracking high-risk offenders.

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