Unmarried Australian tourists could face jail in Bali if they have sex, under proposed Indonesian laws.
The petition to change the criminal code will be put forward to Indonesia's Constitutional Court this year.
Human Rights Watch Indonesian researcher Andreas Harsono told News Corp, 'The group behind this petition want to make consensual relationships outside marriage illegal. If it becomes national law Australians could be punished.'
'We're now waiting for the verdict,' he added.
While unmarried sexual relations is part of the petition Mr Harsono suggested that the idea was to target same-sex couples above all because it remains a taboo topic in Indonesia.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.