DV Vic Submission to the Consultation on a Bill for a new Online Safety Act

DV Vic welcomes the commitment of the Australian government to improve Australia’s online safety laws. The Online Safety Bill strengthens many of the existing Schemes, adds a cyber-abuse Scheme, and increases the power of the eSafety Commissioner. DV Vic believes that victim-survivors have a right to use technology, and that internet service providers, social media services or relevant electronic service have a responsibility to ensure the online safety of their users. While there are significant improvements, we submit that some of the proposed changes can be strengthened to support victim-survivors.

Read DV Vic’s submission here.