Pressure builds for revenge porn laws in Queensland

THE push is on within the Labor Party to offer legal protections to victims of revenge porn, while the state's attention is focused on addressing the root causes of domestic violence and violence against women.

The Labor State Conference voted in support of creating laws specifically targeting perpetrators who share revealing or lewd photos of women online, without their knowledge or consent.

Brisbane Central MP Grace Grace and Labor's Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman have been pushing for the government to examine what it can do to further strengthen the state's laws, with police forced to rely on legislation from 2004 outlawing using a carriage service to menace or harass to prosecute offenders.

Ms Grace said more could be done.

"I have been approached by constituents who have expressed concern and despair regarding their views that current laws are inadequate to deal with the abhorrent action of 'revenge porn'," she said.

Read more on the Brisbane Times.


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