Inquiry into Sexting
Report and Response
On 29 May 2013, the Law Reform Committee tabled its final report for the Inquiry into Sexting. The report is available for download as a PDF file - 1.00 Mb.
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.
The Chair of the Committee, Mr Clem-Newton Brown MP, issued a media release 29 May 2013(PDF 118.94 KB)
The Government Response to this report was tabled in Parliament on 10 December 2013.