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Sex Offences

What are the defences to a rape charge?

Written by Bill Doogue, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Being charged with a serious sexual offence, particularly rape, can be devastating. In order to understand your chance of beating a charge, it’s important to look at the defences that...

Suspension of reporting obligations under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 – What are the benefits?

Written by Bill Doogue, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Let’s make something clear at the outset… not all people on the Sex Offender Register are the same. As per section 6 of the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 (‘the...

Dutton’s proposed public sex offender register – Populist and just a bad idea

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. The proposal by Peter Dutton, supported by the Prime Minister, to make a public registry for child sex offenders is yet another example of a policy of cruelty being deployed for the...

Sex offender travel ban a sweeping populist move

Written by Bill Doogue, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers A recent SBS investigation Australian paedophiles still trying to travel overseas despite passport ban outlines the new legislation banning registered sex offenders from traveling outside of Australia in reference to...