Qld considers state e-safety commissioner

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has flagged appointing a state-based e-safety commissioner to tackle the issue of cyberbullying.

Ms Palaszczuk on Friday took the issue to the COAG meeting of state and federal leaders, and afterwards said she said she believed there was now a clear path to a national plan.

In the meantime, she pledged to consider what the state could do to address cyberbullying.

"Having spoken to the (national) e-commissioner, I asked her up to Queensland, where she will be meeting hopefully with my taskforce that I'm setting up," Ms Palaszczuk told the ABC.

"I think the job is to really have that e-safety commissioner present in each jurisdiction. I would really like to see it set up in Queensland as well. I will be talking to my cabinet next Monday about that."

The issue of cyberbullying was put on the COAG agenda following lobbying from the Queensland government, with the premier holding a roundtable with stakeholders last month

COAG on Friday agreed a group of senior officials from across the country would work together on ideas to tackle cyberbullying, ahead of a national summit later this year.

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