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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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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...

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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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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...