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


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 (

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.