Sex Offender Register

Sex Offender Registry

As the push for a public sex offender register presses on, the pursuit of reason is lost

With the Coalition Government being returned to power at the recent Federal Election, the push for a National Register of Sex Offenders appears likely to gather momentum. Championed by Peter Dutton, the public register would be accessible to members of...

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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...

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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...

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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...