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Child sex offenders

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Heather Steinberg
86/151 Mudjimba Beach Road

Total Signatures - 417

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 17/03/2014

Closing Date: 4/08/2014

Tabled Date: 5/08/2014

Responded By: Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP on 22/08/2014

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

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House the lack of a public register of sex offenders notifying the public of the presence of a sex offender in the community.  Every parent has the right to know if a dangerous sex offender is in their community.  If a person sexually assaults children then a consequence of that action should be the placing of their details on a public register.  Protection of children outweighs the rights of offenders.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to establish a public register of child sex offenders to track their whereabouts and provide notification to the public of the presence of a child sex offender in their community.