Inquiry into sexting

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This report recommends the introduction of legislation so that minors who make or possess sexually explicit images or video of themselves or their peers cannot be charged with child pornography offences.

It is the final report of the Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform Committee's Inquiry into Sexting.

During the course of the Inquiry the Committee received 60 written submissions and convened public hearings with 45 witnesses. The Committee also met with key individuals and organisations during overseas consultations. The report is the culmination of all of the evidence presented to the Committee.

The report contains 14 recommendations that the Committee believes will protect people from the harms caused by non-consensual sexting. The report also recognises that some sexting between young people should not be treated as child pornography, and recommends that new defences to child pornography offences be introduced to Victorian legislation.

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