Decision Maker Response

Mark Speakman’s response

Aug 24, 2017 — Dear Brieana,

From today, the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) has new criminal offences punishing intimate image abuse.

It is now a crime in NSW to record, distribute, or threaten to record or distribute, an intimate image without the consent of the person depicted.

I want to acknowledge your work advocating for this reform and for attending Parliament House in support of the Bill.

What happened to you was wrong and caused you significant harm.

I hope that these new offences will deter others from engaging in similar conduct and that today’s reform, together with the knowledge of your contribution towards them, will help to heal some of the hurt you have suffered.

Kind regards,

Mark Speakman
Attorney General