Paedophile Register -S.A-
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Paedophile Register To Be A National Model
A PEDOPHILE register will be operating in South
Australia by the end of
State government officials are already
discussing the establishment of the register
with interstate police and government
Government sources said the issue was
discussed at a top-level meeting in Melbourne this
It is understood the state register will
be a model for a national scheme.
The register was recommended by the
recent Layton inquiry into child protection
along with another recommendation
for background checks on all people working
The Government is also likely to consider
stricter parole conditions for
paedophiles under proposed changes to
laws governing the release of parolees.
Premier's Department chief executive
Warren McCann is examining possible
changes to parole laws as a result of a
Government decision to reject a Parole
Board recommendation that a convicted
race killer be released.
Board chairwoman Frances Nelson. QC.
has called for changes, pointing out that
many people released on parole, including
paedopliles do not have to go before the
board before being released.
She said this week that paedophiles
sentenced to less than five years' jail were
automatically paroled without going before the board.
It is understood the Government will
push for changes to the law to ensure
convicted paedophiles and other similar
child sex offenders will not receive automatic
parole and will have to go before
Premier Mike Rann said yesterday he
strongly supported the Layton report recommendation for a paedophile register.
"But in order to be effective it will have
to be nationally based." he said.
"Otherwise we would see paedophiles
crossing borders from other states to slip
through the net."
Adelaide Advertiser (1-5-2003)
Greg Kelton-State Political Reporter
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