An amendment ensures that all offenders intended to be on the register are listed.
The Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016 has been amended by Parliament under urgency to ensure it provides for the registration of all child sex offenders as intended.
The amendment will clarify that offenders convicted but not sentenced before the law came into effect, and offenders sentenced but on release conditions when the law came into effect, will be included on the register.
By establishing a register of child sex offenders that can be shared across government agencies, the Act aims to reduce sexual reoffending against child victims and the risk posed by serious child sex offenders.
- Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Amendment Bill (external link)
- Minister Bennett’s press release (external link)