Australian Human Rights Commission: Cyberbullying - what is it and how to get help
Collins Biggers and Paisley Lawyers: Cyberbullying - laws struggling to keep up with technology
Sydney Criminal Lawyers: Using a Carriage to Menace, Harass or Cause Offence
Esafety Commissioner: What does cyberbullying look like?
Parliamentary Cyberbullying Report - Chapter 3 - Crimimal offences for cyberbullying
Includes submissions from many sources. VERY USEFUL!
Australian Government response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee report: Adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyberbullying
The committee recommends that the Australian Government consider increasing the maximum penalty for using a carriage service to menace, harass, or cause offence under section 474.17 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 from three years' imprisonment to five years' imprisonment.
For the Upgrading From 3 Years
NSW Government: Online trolls and cyberbullies in NSW face up to five years in jail under law change
NSW has already updated the sentence for cyberbullying to 5 years, instead of 3.
Against the Upgrading From 3 Years
Section 474.17 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Use Carriage Service to Menace Harass or Cause Offence
474.17 Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person uses a carriage service; and
(b) the person does so in a way (whether by the method of use or the content of a communication, or both) that reasonable persons would regard as being, in all the circumstances, menacing, harassing or offensive.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), that subsection applies to menacing, harassing or causing offence to:
(a) an employee of an NRS provider; or
(b) an emergency call person; or
(c) an employee of an emergency service organisation; or
(d) an APS employee in the Attorney-General’s Department acting as a National Security Hotline call taker.
General public viewpoints (Newspolls, Surveys)
Government and Government bodies
Legal sources (Law societies, Legal Firms, Judge's Opinions)
Law Council of Australia: Recommendations captured in cyberbullying report
Law Council of Australia: The adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyberbullying
Academic sources (Law schools, Universities etc)
Victim sources (Family or Victim support advocate groups)