Opening Statement to the Senate References Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Cyberbullying
9 February 2018
Arthur Moses SC, President-elect, Law Council of Australia
Each time a teenager dies or harms themselves because of cyberbullying it’s necessary for us in the community, and the legal profession, to ask whether we have the appropriate protective and deterrent mechanisms in place.
Clearly, the recent reports of teenage deaths as a result of cyberbullying suggests that something is not working.
The Law Council welcomes this inquiry as it seeks to find out how we as a nation can do better to guard against the tragic consequences of cyberbullying.
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