Australian Council on Children and the Media

New Carly’s Law to protect young Australians online March 6, 2017

The Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan MP, has announced that young Australians will have greater protection from the vile grooming of online predators under tough new laws to be introduced by the Australian Government.

An evolved version of Carly’s Law will make it a crime for an adult to use a carriage service to commit an act in preparation for, or planning to, cause harm to or engage in or procure sexual activity with a minor. Importantly, this will include those who misrepresent their age.

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