Good information for the Philippines: Australia has made it harder for child s@x offenders to journey right here – or another nation for that matter.
In a tweet, Australian ambassador to Manila Amanda Gorely mentioned Australia will cancel the passports of registered child s@x offenders.
“Australia to cancel passports of registered child s@x offenders to prevent travel to countries like the Philippines,” she mentioned
Australia to cancel passports of registered child s@x offenders to forestall journey to nations just like the Philippines https://t.co/ScKOUk4zuH
— Amanda Gorely (@AusAmbPH) May 30, 2017
Australian international affairs minister Julie Bishop and justice minister Michael Keenan mentioned that is due to “tough new laws” that may forestall registered child s@x offenders from touring abroad.
They famous practically 800 registered child s@x offenders traveled abroad in 2016, a couple of third doing so with out permission.
Such a improvement confirmed Australia’s present passport laws was not working, they mentioned.
“New legislation will make Australia a world leader in protecting vulnerable children from child s@x tourism by prohibiting registered child s@x offenders from leaving Australia or holding Australian passports,” they mentioned (https://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170530a.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPXpercent2FlS0Kpercent2Bg9ZKEgpercent3Dpercent3D).
They mentioned there are some 20,000 registered child s@x offenders in Australia, together with those that have served their sentences however are topic to supervision and reporting obligations due to their ongoing threat.