Senate debates

Tuesday, 2 April 2019


Child Sexual Abuse

5:09 pm

Photo of Derryn HinchDerryn Hinch (Victoria, Derryn Hinch's Justice Party) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) on 9 January 2019, the Federal Government announced a plan to create a public register of child sex offenders,

  (ii) the community wants, and rightly deserves, strengthened measures aimed at better protecting children from known child sex offenders, including access to a national child sex offender register, and

  (iii) such a register would rely on states and territories feeding information into the national database, meaning the Commonwealth would need them to sign on to the scheme; and

(b) calls on:

  (i) all state and territory governments to negotiate in good faith in the development of this public register, and

  (ii) when legislated, federally and by states and territories, this policy should be known as 'Daniel's Law', in memory of Daniel Morcombe.


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