Revenge porn in Australia: the law is only as effective as the law enforcement

Revenge porn, known more formally as image-based abuse, is the act of sharing or threatening to share naked or sexually explicit pictures or video without the depicted person’s consent, as well as taking explicit images or videos of people without their knowledge.

Legislation has been introduced to criminalise this behaviour in every state and territory besides Tasmania. These laws are some of the most comprehensive in the world yet they seem to have done little to reduce instances of image-based abuse.

Australia may have revolutionised the way image-based abuse is treated legally but cultural change seems to be lagging behind.

[F]ewer than half of Australians even know it is a criminal offence to share intimate images without consent, and victims are often still blamed for their abuse.

Source: Revenge porn in Australia: the law is only as effective as the law enforcement | Society | The Guardian

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