Dutton to push for child abuse material crack down at Five Eyes meeting

Dutton to push for child abuse material crack down at Five Eyes meeting

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will push for the Five Eyes (FVEY) countries to prioritise preventing online child exploitation material at a meeting in London on Monday.

FVEY is an intelligence-sharing network which includes Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Canada and the United States.

“There needs to be greater international engagement in the battle against child exploitation,” Mr Dutton told The Australian ahead of flying to London.

“Now with the internet, pay-per-view, [offenders] can direct material and have it live-streamed into their bedrooms.

“The bigger picture is how we can disrupt these networks.”

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) recorded a doubling in reports of online child exploitation last year.

Britain is understood to have already agreed to prioritise the issue and the US is also likely to support the move.

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