Revealed: How Australia’s most evil paedophiles are still preying on young children despite being monitored by the police
- Australia’s sex offenders target victims while under government supervision
- News comes as federal government calls for a national sex offenders register
- Register’s supporters say publicising information would protect children
Australia’s worst child sex offenders have continued to target victims while under government supervision, as a campaign for a national sex offenders’ register gains support.
The culprits’ names must remain concealed under current laws but growing calls for the register could see them exposed and their details made known to the public, according to The Herald Sun.
However, in the past week the Morrison government along with child protection agencies have banded together in a bid to make the register come to fruition.
Supporters of the potential register say publicising offenders’ information would protect children from predators and curb their re-offending.
Australia’s worst sex offenders have continued to target victims while under government supervision, as the possibility of a national sex offenders’ register nears reality (file image)
Daniel Morcombe’s father Bruce, who has been a staunch advocate for children’s protection since his son’s 2003 murder, told 2GB of his excitement over the government’s support on Thursday.
‘This is a breath of fresh air, and Denise (Daniel’s mother) and I have a big bound in our step this morning,’ he said.
‘This is a great leap forward, albeit only an announcement at this stage, but a very positive one.’
The increasing possibility of a national sex offenders register was revealed on Tuesday at the urging of the Morrison Government.
Supporters of the potential register say publicising offenders’ information would protect children from predators (file image)
It came as Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton called on all states to back the move, which would include a person’s name, photograph, date of birth and post code.
Derryn Hinch took to Twitter on Thursday in celebration of the government support
While the register still needs state and territory support in order to become a reality, long-time child safety advocate Senator Derryn Hinch took to Twitter on Thursday in celebration.
‘Now I can die happy. Peter Dutton has announced government support for my national public register of convicted paedophiles,’ he wrote.
‘It’s why I formed the Justice Party. Why I got into politics. We’ve been working on this in Canberra for two years. Dutton kept his word. Thank you.’
In 2014, Mr Hinch was jailed for 50 days for naming convicted child rapists after being found guilty of contempt of court.