Published by Courier Mail - May 17, 2021
Parents have shared their horror stories as more and more young children’s behaviour is impacted by exposure to porn.Read more
A year ago a Federal inquiry recommended age verification to protect kids from porn. But the Government hasn’t responded - why not?
Response to Age Verification Inquiry report overdue in face of sex abuse crisis in schools
In March 2020, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs’ Inquiry released its report on age verification for online wagering and pornography. Now over a year old, the report - Protecting the Age of Innocence- recommended a roadmap for an age verification system to help protect children from exposure to online porn.Read more
Submission to Canadian parliamentary Ethics Committee: Protection of Privacy and Reputation on Platforms such as Pornhub
Collective Shout welcomed the opportunity to provide a brief to assist Canada's House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in its examination of the conduct of MindGeek - Pornhub's parent company - including allegations of facilitating and distributing Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), non-consensual sexual activity, non-consensually shared images (image-based abuse or IBA) and content created using victims of sex trafficking.Read more
Media Release: Collective Shout backs global push for criminal investigation into MindGeek/Pornhub for crimes against women and girls
Federal Government response to 2020 age verification inquiry report overdue
Collective Shout has joined forces with 104 sexual exploitation survivors and 525 NGOs from 65 countries calling on the Canadian Government to launch a criminal investigation into Pornhub-parent company MindGeek.Read more
Find out how to make a submission to the inquiryRead more
On 2 December 2015, the Senate referred this inquiry to the committee. The inquiry lapsed at the dissolution of the Senate on 9 May 2016.
On 13 September 2016, the Senate agreed to the committee's recommendation that the Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet inquiry be re-adopted in the 45th Parliament with a reporting date of 23 November 2016.
The committee has resolved not to call for new submissions but to refer to the evidence received during the 44th Parliament. All correspondence and evidence previously received for this inquiry has been made available to the new committee. This means that submissions already provided to the committee about this issue do not need to be re-submitted.Read more
Shadow Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, Dr Duncan McFetridge MP, today called for an inquiry into and a report on the sexualisation of children and young people.Read more
On 2 December 2015 the Senate referred the following matter for inquiry and report by 1 December 2016.
Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet
The closing date for submissions is 10 March 2016.
About this inquiry
The harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet including trends in children's consumption of pornography, the impact of this on the development of health and respectful relationships, harm minimisation methods used in other jurisdictions and possible measures to be implemented in Australia.