We strongly support the passing of this Bill into law. Overall, we fully support the intent and purposes of this Bill. Clearly, this Bill is another mechanism the Government is using to greater protect the welfare of our children. We commend the Government’s focus on these issues, particularly with this Bill and the Harmful Digital Communications Bill, and the recent joining of the Global Alliance Against Online Child Sexual Abuse.
Any debate involving objectionable materials or behaviour that sexually harms children invokes great passion and emotion. That is a positive thing. However, we submit there are still key elements of this Bill that require some further debate and/or investigation by the Committee and the House.
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