The federal government has introduced legislation to add the non-consensual sharing of intimate images and extortion to the list of offences that could land someone on the National Sex Offender Registry.
The addition was highlighted in a statement on Wednesday, ahead of a press conference from Justice Minister David Lametti and Women, Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien.
The bill in question was introduced in the Senate earlier in the afternoon.
“Sexual offences are amongst the most heinous and degrading forms of violence. They have devastating impact on survivors who are disproportionately women and girls,” Lametti told reporters.