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Historic sexual offences. Finding truth amid faded memories.

Written by Josh Taaffe,Partner, in-house counsel & Accredited Specialist The last thing our client thought would happen when he went to the Royal Commission and told the story of the sexual abuse he had suffered as a child was that he...

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Applying to get removed from the sex offender registry for young people

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Being on the sex offender registry is incredibly difficult and the requirements are onerous to comply with. At the same time, the register provides very little real protection to the community....

News About New Sex Offender Registry Laws

Changes to sex offender register reporting obligations

Written by Amelia Ramsay. Solicitor, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. As of June 1st 2015, changes have been made to the Sex Offender Register reporting obligations.  The reporting obligations for those on the register are quite involved, so naturally, some concerns have...

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Police interviews for sexual assault allegations.

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I am frequently contacted by people about to be interviewed at a police station in relation to sexual assault allegations. And the questions I am asked generally fall into the...

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What is the point of the Sex Offender Registry?

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Last week I attended a plea for a client who was charged with failing to notify the Sex Offender Registry that he had changed work places. Now, let’s rewind the...

Publishing the Child Sex Offender Registry

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Legislation will be introduced to WA Parliament this week to create an online register, enabling people access to the names and photographs of sex offenders who live in their area....