Peter Dutton proposes public register of sex offenders
Sex offenders could have their names and photos uploaded to a public register in what is being described as the “toughest crackdown on paedophiles” in Australian history.
Peter Dutton has written to states and territories urging them to support his proposal for a national database, saying parents should be able to see if sex criminals live nearby.
“Thwarting the exploitation of children is my key priority as Minister for Home Affairs,” Mr Dutton told The Australian newspaper.
“I have always fought for the protection of children and this is a battle that we must win.”
Details that could be included on the register include an offender’s name, date of birth, photo, the nature of their offending, and their general location, such as their postcode.
More to come.