Unanimous support for 1st reading of Intimate Covert Filming Law

All parties in Parliament have voted for the Crimes (Intimate Covert Filming) Amendment Bill to be referred to a select committee.

The bill in principle is worthy, but I am glad to see most parties have raised concerns over the details.

A one year maximum sentence for the mere possession of a taken covertly, with no intention to publish or sell, is pretty draconian.

And the ramifications for private detectives who have been hired to investigate if a partner is , is considerable as Stephen Franks points out.

Nandor Tanczos also points out the current wording could mean a year in jail for buying a copy of New Idea if they have a covert photo of Cameron Diaz in it.

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