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Online Bullies Face Tough New Penalties

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Extended jail time is on the cards for people convicted of cyber-bullying in New South Wales, following the introduction of Dolly's Law.

The new penalties include a now maximum 5 year imprisonment, up from the 3 years imposed by commonwealth law.

Police will now also be able to arrest offenders and serve apprehended violence orders against trolls.

The new legislation has been inspired by the death of 14 year old Dolly Everett from the Northern Territory who took her own life after experiencing online bullying.

These laws will be introduced to NSW parliament over the next few weeks.
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