eSafety Commissioner to combat non-consensual sharing of intimate images
The Turnbull Government announced the appointment of a new Children's eSafety Commissioner as part of a comprehensive range of measures to combat the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. This includes a public consultation process on a proposed civil penalties regime targeted at both perpetrators and sites which host intimate images and videos shared without consent. Additionally, a discussion paper will be released in early 2017 and feedback will be sought from the eSafety Commissioner, Federal and State police, women's safety organisations, mental health experts, schools and education departments, the Online Safety Consultative Working Group and others. The Commonwealth Government is working parallel with states and territories through COAG to support a nationally consistent approach to criminal offences relating to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.