Sex offender motion passed
Derryn Hinch Justice parties Stuart Grimley MP and member for Western Victoria yesterday raised a motion about taking the information about convicted child sex offenders, those that are on the register already for life - and putting it in the community for the safety of our children.
The motion asks the Legal and Social Issues Committee to investigate and report back to Parliament the best means to store data and information regarding convicted child sex offenders and investigate the circumstances in which the details of these registered offenders can be made public.
There are over 1500 life registered sex offenders currently living in the community and statistics show that anywhere between 10% to 15% of these will re-offend at some stage.
The Law if it came about would be called "Daniels Law" in honor of Daniel Morcombe, Daniel was abducted from a Sunshine coast bustop in in 2003 when he was 13. In 2014, convicted sex offender Brett Peter Cowan was charged with his murder.
Daniel’s parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe think a register will help educate parents and carers about keeping children safe.