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Pornography Laws in Australia

The Federal government has recently released a report into Australia’s national classification regulation, which is likely to have a significant impact on the laws regarding pornography across the nation. Australian laws relating to sexually explicit content depicting consenting adults are...

Bizarre Australian Criminal Cases: The Simpsons Porn Case

There are many bizarre cases that form part of Australian legal history, but perhaps none more vexing when it comes to balancing the often competing considerations of free speech on the one hand, and protecting the innocent on the other,...

Is it a Crime to Produce, Possess or Distribute AI Generated Child Pornography?

AI image generators, which use cutting edge algorithms to create unique, photo-realistic images are quickly becoming popular within creative industries. But as with all new technologies, they can also be used for nefarious purposes. Arrest for producing child pornography via...

The Commonwealth Offence of Using a Carriage Service for Child Abuse Material

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Former NRL star Brett Finch, who played professional rugby league for the Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters, Parramatta Eels and also represented New South Wales in the State of Origin, has been sentenced to a recognizance release order for sending messages...

Elite Sydney School Students Could Face Criminal Charges Over Offensive Group Chat

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A group of students from Sydney’s elite Knox Grammar School are under investigation over allegations they shared videos depicting child abuse, rape and assault and engaged in misogynistic, racist and homophobic discussions in a closed online chat group.  Parents of...

The Commonwealth Offence of Possessing, Controlling Producing or Supplying Child Abuse Material

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The New South Wales Police Force recently reported that on 22 May 2022, a 55-detective senior constable attached to a specialist command was arrested and charged with sexual assault, following an investigation by officers attached to the Professional Standards Command....

Child Pornography Offences in New South Wales

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More than 100 Australians have been arrested and charged with child-pornography related offences.  The arrests were made as part of an international investigation that has been ongoing since 2019, following information that people were sharing child abuse material in a...

Sydney Christian School Faces Fresh Allegations of Child Sexual Assault

The Anglican school at the centre of several child sexual assault allegations is on the wrong side of the law once again. A former pupil of Trinity Grammar School in Sydney has alleged that he was repeatedly sexually assaulted in...

Nirvana Baby Sues the Band for Child Pornography

The naked baby who appeared on the cover of Nirvana’s highly successful Nevermind album is now all grown up and suing the band. Spencer Elden, now 30, has filed a lawsuit seeking $US150,000 ($AUD206,000) in damages against Kurt Cobain’s estate...

Sydney Police Officer and Catholic Priest Charged with Child Abuse Material Offences

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A Catholic Priest and Police Officer, both based in Sydney, have been charged with child abuse material offences after an investigation by the Professional Standards Command in May this year into data being stored on and distributed from an electronic...
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