Anne Tolley is proposing the creation of a child sex offenders register, but bizarrely it won;t be public, instead restricted to government agencies.
The Government is pushing ahead with a child-sex offender register, which could eventually be expanded to include other sexual offenders.
Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has confirmed ministers signed off on plans to establish the database with an announcement expected within the next few weeks. The database will not be open to the public.
It will be managed by the police, and only available to officials with security clearance from agencies such as the Department of Corrections and the Ministry of Social Development.
If National is returned to Government at September’s election, Tolley hopes to introduce the register by the end of the year.
Initially, the list will run to about 350 names and include those who have been released from prison or are serving a community sentence. Offenders with name suppression would not be excluded. It is expected the index will eventually be expanded to target other sex offenders. Â Â Read more »