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Australia Plans To Deny Passports To Child Sex Offenders

New legislation in Australia would cancel a passports of thousands of convicted pedophiles.

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New legislation in Australia would cancel a passports of thousands of convicted pedophiles.

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Australia’s estimated 20,000 purebred child sex offenders would remove their passports underneath a new law that supervision officials contend is directed during preventing convicted pedophiles from victimizing children overseas. Officials call a offer a “world first” in a quarrel opposite child sex tourism.

“This new legislation represents a toughest crackdown on child sex tourism by any government, anywhere,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, adding that Australia is “determined to forestall a passionate exploitation of exposed immature children overseas.”

The law would forestall purebred child sex offenders from roving over a strech of Australia’s authorities to what Bishop described as “vulnerable countries” where children are during risk.

From Melbourne, contributor Louisa Lim tells NPR, “Last year, around 800 purebred child sex offenders went abroad from Australia, half of them to Southeast Asia.”

As Australia’s ABC reports, a legislation comes on a heels of a scandalous case, in that Australian Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis was found to have abused 11 girls in Bali, Indonesia, over a march of dual years. The victims ranged in age from 7 to 17. Ellis was condemned to 15 years in prison.

The legislation is being introduced in Parliament this week; Bishop denounced a due law Tuesday alongside Justice Minister Michael Keenan.