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Specialised Sex Offenders Court

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Heather Steinberg
PO Box 320

Total Signatures - 49

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 3/02/2011

Closing Date: 3/05/2011

Tabled Date: 10/05/2011

Responded By: Hon Paul Lucas MP on 9/06/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the recommendation by the National Child Sexual Assault Reform Committee for the establishment of a specialised sex offenders court similar to the New York Sex Offence Court Model which would result in more consistent sentencing and supervision of sex offenders.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to establish a sex offenders court which would ensure appropriate sentencing, intense supervision of offenders through regular compliance hearings, mandated sex offender treatment, rapid response to non-compliance with bail and probation, increases sex offender accountability, increased community safety and better safeguards for victims.