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Revenge porn crackdown could see perpetrators behind bars

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Any Australian who shares intimate images of other people without their permission could soon face years behind bars.

There’s a plan to make it a federal criminal offence, streamlining a “patchwork quilt” of different legislation across different states.

Perpetrators could find themselves in jail for up to seven years and they’d also cop a fine of more than $100,000.

The announcement came today from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.

He tells Ben Fordham once the legislation goes through, authorities will have “some real teeth to tackle the perpetrators”.

“We want to send a very clear message to the creeps online that if you share someone’s intimate image without their permission then the law is coming after you.

“We don’t think the current penalties are tough enough.”

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