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Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill

The Justice Committee is calling for submissions on the above Bill.

The aim of the Bill is to protect children at risk of harm from online exploitation committed by people 18 years and older. It would amend the Crimes Act 1961 to:

  • make it an offence for a person over 18 to use online communications to falsely represent their age or identity with the intention to meet with someone under 16
  • make it an offence for someone over 18 to use online communications to plan to cause harm to a person under 16
  • increase the maximum penalty for persons convicted of sexual grooming of a young person.

Further information about the Bill is available here.

Please send your feedback directly to the Justice Committee Secretariat, as instructed on their website by 10 December 2021.

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