WIN! Gov announces commitment to age verification trial

For over a decade we have been campaigning and asking you, our supporters, to take action. We had a big win this week with the Federal Government reversing its earlier decision against an age verification pilot to help protect kids from p*rn. We fought this harmful and irresponsible decision.

As part of our campaign to get the Government to change its mind, we spearheaded this Open Letter and asked leading women's safety, child protection and prominent Australians to sign.

Today we want to take a moment to thank them all by name. We believe this letter and the rising outcry over violence against women, served as a tipping point.

Robert Fitzgerald AM, Patron, Survivors and Mates Support Network

Jess Hill, award winning author, 'See What You Made Me Do' 

Professor Michael Salter, Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor of Criminology, UNSW

Jon Rouse APM, leading child sexual abuse investigator

Grace Tame, CEO, The Grace Tame Foundation

Chanel Contos, CEO, Teach Us Consent

Katherine Berney, Executive Director, National Women's Safety Alliance

Nicole Lambert, A/Chairperson, National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence

Verity Bennett, CEO, North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service

Angela Lynch, Executive Officer, Queensland Sexual Assault Network

Kathryn Fordyce, CEO, Laurel House (North and North West Tasmania Sexual Assault Support Service)

Allan Ball, National Director, White Ribbon Australia

Sonya Ryan, Founder and CEO, The Carly Ryan Foundation

Madonna King, author, 'Saving Our Kids'

Gillian Calvert AO, inaugural NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People 

Joe Tucci, CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation

Alison Geale, CEO, Bravehearts

Daniel Morcombe Foundation

Hetty Johnston, founder, Safeguarding People Australia

Katrina Lines, CEO, Act for Kids

Professor Michael Flood, Queensland University of Technology.

Professor Daryl Higgins, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

Anna Bowden, CEO, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Australia

Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics

Dr Michael Carr Gregg, adolescent psychologist

Steve Biddulph AM, psychologist, author, parent educator

Susan McLean, Cyber Safety Solutions

Maggie Dent, author, educator, parenting & resilience specialist

Holly Ann Martin, Managing Director, Safe4Kids

Tim Costello AO, Director, Ethical Voice

Cathy Crawford, The Women's Centre Townsville

Vicki Condon AM, CEO, Raise Foundation

Maha Melhem, Lawyer and Child Safeguarding Specialist

Dany and Cynthia Elachi, The Heads Up Alliance

Professor Elizabeth Handsley, Adjunct Professor of Law, La Trobe University and Western Sydney University

Associate Professor Helen Pringle, University of NSW

Dr Caroline Norma, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University

Dr Emma Rush, Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

Professor Debra Miles, JCU Respect Academic Lead 

Dr Ryl Harrison, JCU Respect Strategy

Dr Chris Pam, JCU Respect Facilitator

Dr Nonie Harris, Adjunct Associate Professor Social Work, College of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, JCU

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Australia (CATWA)

Harrison James, Your Reference Aint Relevant

Marshall Ballantine-Jones, DigiHelp Publishing

Daniel Sih, author, Raising Tech-Healthy Humans

Jayneen Sanders, children's author, Educate2Empower

Neil Milton, General Manager, ChildSafe Australia

Mark Watt AM, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Melinda Tankard Reist, Movement Director, Collective Shout: for a world free of sexploitation 

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  • Coralie Alison
    published this page in News 2024-05-06 07:12:10 +1000

You can defend their right to childhood

A world free of sexploitation is possible!

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