You are here: Skip breadcrumbAttorney-General's Department >> Consultations, reforms and reviews >> Consultation on reforms to Commonwealth child sex-related offences

Submissions on reforms to Commonwealth child sex-related offences have closed. Amendments to the Commonwealth child sex-related offences were passed in March 2010.

The Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, invites public comment on proposed reforms to Commonwealth child sex-related offences. The proposed reforms would ensure comprehensive coverage of offences in areas of Commonwealth responsibility. 

The reforms, set out in detail in the consultation paper, would:

  • strengthen the existing child sex tourism offence regime
  • enhance the coverage of offences for using a carriage service for sexual activity with a child or for child pornography or abuse material
  • introduce new offences for dealing in child pornography and child abuse material overseas
  • introduce new offences for using a postal service for child sex-related activity
  • introduce a new scheme to provide for forfeiture of child pornography and child abuse material and items containing such material, and
  • make minor amendments to ensure existing law enforcement powers are available to combat Commonwealth child sex-related offences.


We received

public submission(s) in response to this consultation.

The opinions expressed in the following submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, the Attorney-General or the Attorney-General's Department. If you are having difficulty with the accessibility of any of these submissions please contact the Attorney-General's Department .

No submissions are available for this consultation.