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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher and Attorney General Greg Smith SC will move to increase powers for police targeting the sexual abuse of children.

‘The proposed legislative amendments will strengthen the framework for monitoring and managing child sex offenders living in the community,’ Minister Gallacher said in a media release.

The proposed Bill Child Protection Legislation (Offenders Registration and Prohibition Orders) Amendment Bill 2013 comes following a review of the Child Protection (Offenders Prohibition Orders) Act 2004.

‘These changes will give police the power to randomly enter and inspect the residential premises where a sex offender generally resides,’ Mr Gallacher said.

‘A registered sex offender will be required to allow a police officer to enter and inspect his or her residential premises as part of their reporting obligations.

‘Police will be able to randomly and without notice inspect their home once in the first 28 days and yearly thereafter.’

Mr Smith said, ‘The new legislation will also ensure anyone who is a registered sex offender is prohibited from working in a broader range of roles that may expose them to children, including volunteer roles, work as a self-employed contractor and educational vocational training.’


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