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Making life harder for paedos

By johnboy - 16 February 2012 34

Simon Corbell has announced he’s legislating today for more court powers when dealing with child sex offenders:

“Under these tough new measures, the bill proposes to increase maximum penalties, tighten reporting requirements and introduce new prohibition orders that will limit circumstances in which registered child sex offenders can be near children,” Mr Corbell said.

“Courts will have the power to ban offenders from being within a certain distance of a school or child care centre, engaging in some types of employment, or taking photographs of children.

“ACT Policing will be able to intervene in circumstances where there is evidence that the registered offender poses a risk to a child or children through breaching of this order without a reasonable excuse.”

The Magistrates Court will decide what behaviour will be prohibited after considering the behaviour and circumstances of the registered offender’s conduct.

“This intervention is aimed at protecting those children identified as at risk, and at addressing the rates of reoffending child sex offenders,” he said.

Mr Corbell announced that these amendments will also require registered offenders to report electronic communication identifiers not previously required, including email addresses and chat room usernames.

Penalties for offences are also being increased.

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34 Responses to
Making life harder for paedos
Skidd Marx 1:57 pm 16 Feb 12

I, like Simon Corbell think we should blindly follow the US model of law-enforcement. After all it’s worked so well for them.

Proboscus 1:54 pm 16 Feb 12

Alderney said :

Last Saturday, as I accompanied my 3 year old boy to gymnastics, it did cross my mind that if I took out the iphone to take a pics that I might be viewed with suspicion by the many other parents.

I therefore have no pics of my boy doing his first gym.

Not saying I don’t agree that our children deserve the best protection the State can offer from rock spiders, but in my situation is this what the world has come to?

As a parent I would have issues if you took photos of my children without my permission. I can’t understand why you wouldn’t take photos of your own child?

Russ 1:41 pm 16 Feb 12

The_TaxMan said :

Russ said :

“or taking photographs of children”

Great. Looking at this from the other direction, if someone sees you taking photos that happen to have kids in shot, one can look forward to the cops then checking if you’re a registered sex offender, as this law shows that the two go hand-in-hand.

Simple answer to that mate is You are a dickhead.

You think being labelled a paedo just ’cause your male and taking photos with kids in shot is OK?

The sentiment already exists due to the media hysteria surrounding the issue, this law now adds extra weight to it.

Alderney 1:31 pm 16 Feb 12

Last Saturday, as I accompanied my 3 year old boy to gymnastics, it did cross my mind that if I took out the iphone to take a pics that I might be viewed with suspicion by the many other parents.

I therefore have no pics of my boy doing his first gym.

Not saying I don’t agree that our children deserve the best protection the State can offer from rock spiders, but in my situation is this what the world has come to?

The_TaxMan 1:29 pm 16 Feb 12

Lookout Smithers said :

I would be willing to assume life might be already hard for perpetrators and victims. One versus the other in observation is not helpful for anyone.

Sorry but the fact that perpetrators are allowed to keep breathing is enough to make me ill. So ‘hard for perpetrators” who gives a rats arse about the perpetrators 🙁

The_TaxMan 1:19 pm 16 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

I think this should go much further: I think we should have a website called “crimwatch” – all criminals with a recidivist history of criminal convictions are recorded there and user-generated content would be relied on track exactly where they are at all times, provide pictures, addresses, the lot, so we can all be aware if a criminal has moved into our street.

+100

sepi 1:18 pm 16 Feb 12

These laws are probably intended to allow prosecutions where previously there have been no available charges. Like the guy in O’connor who was filming his neighbours kids all the time in their paddle pool a few years ago.

Lookout Smithers 1:10 pm 16 Feb 12

I don’t think making life harder is really what is the intention here. Making process more practical? Applying common sense to the issue? I would be willing to assume life might be already hard for perpetrators and victims. One versus the other in observation is not helpful for anyone.

The_TaxMan 1:09 pm 16 Feb 12

Russ said :

“or taking photographs of children”

Great. Looking at this from the other direction, if someone sees you taking photos that happen to have kids in shot, one can look forward to the cops then checking if you’re a registered sex offender, as this law shows that the two go hand-in-hand.

Simple answer to that mate is You are a dickhead.

HenryBG 1:00 pm 16 Feb 12

JonahBologna said :

Do we really need another underclass of citizens? This is the route that many municipalities in the US have taken and it has not reduced crime; instead it has driven criminals underground.

Only US states that still have the death penalty can put their paedos “underground”.

I think this should go much further: I think we should have a website called “crimwatch” – all criminals with a recidivist history of criminal convictions are recorded there and user-generated content would be relied on track exactly where they are at all times, provide pictures, addresses, the lot, so we can all be aware if a criminal has moved into our street.

NoImRight 12:58 pm 16 Feb 12

I thought youd make the list if you had the sex channel and Cartoon network?

Russ 12:17 pm 16 Feb 12

“or taking photographs of children”

Great. Looking at this from the other direction, if someone sees you taking photos that happen to have kids in shot, one can look forward to the cops then checking if you’re a registered sex offender, as this law shows that the two go hand-in-hand.

p1 11:43 am 16 Feb 12

I am often forced to join random forums (or fora, if you roll that way) in order to read certain posts. I often never visit the site ever again. Just how often do you inform the Gov’t?

JonahBologna 10:49 am 16 Feb 12

Do we really need another underclass of citizens? This is the route that many municipalities in the US have taken and it has not reduced crime; instead it has driven criminals underground. Since there are restrictions on where people can live they register at a halfway house and then live elsewhere. The reporting of email addresses and chat room handles is just ridiculous (do they really think that will work?).

Grail 10:26 am 16 Feb 12

Not all child sex offenders are pedos.

Teenagers: If you are over 18, better make sure your sex partner is really 16+. One
Ittle lie will end up with your name stuck on the child sex offenders register.

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