Legislation to help protect children from on-line predators has passed through Federal Parliament on Thursday. The Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors) Bill, known as “Carly’s Law”, was introduced by Senators Skye Kakoschke-Moore and Nick Xenophon.
This has followed 10 years of campaigning by Sonya Ryan following the brutal murder of her 15-year-old daughter by a 50-year-old paedophile who she had met on-line while he was posing as a teenage boy. Carly’s murder in February 2007 was the first widely reported Australian case of a young person murdered by an on-line predator.
Last week Collective Shout had the privilege of attending the first inaugural Australian Summit Against Sexual Exploitation (ASASE).
In attendance were politicians, NGOs, activists, survivors of sexual exploitation and other community leaders.Read more