Senate debates

Tuesday, 2 April 2019


Child Sexual Abuse

5:09 pm

Photo of Anthony ChisholmAnthony Chisholm (Queensland, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

Labor acknowledge the sentiments driving this motion, including the tragic loss of Daniel Morcombe and the need for all children to be protected from child sex offenders. It was to further this objective that Labor in 2013 established the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which made 409 recommendations for how to better protect our children. The royal commission did not recommend creating a publicly accessible national child sex offenders register as the Morrison government is calling for. Labor will be guided by the considered and detailed recommendations of the royal commission. We also note that several states have indicated that they have no interest in pursuing the proposal put forward by this divided and desperate government and referred to in this motion.

Question agreed to.


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