Why Australia should not have a public register of child sex offenders

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To many, “sex offender” conjures a specific image: stranger abduction, child victim, sexual assault, murder.

  • Danielle Harris
  • Brisbane Times

Such horrible things do happen but’s it extraordinarily rare.

It’s so horrible that it makes the news.

And it happens so rarely that it makes the news every time it happens, and when it happens it shakes us to our core.

As a child, I was keenly aware of the fates of Sian Kingi and then of Ebony Simpson, and of course, we now have a generation who will always remember Daniel Morcombe.

It is crucial to note that none of those deaths would have been prevented with a…

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