No one wants a sex offender for a neighbour but the cold hard truth is that if the court does not issue a public protection order, the only option Corrections have left is to house the offender in the community.
Understandably the communities where these offenders are being housed are very unhappy and lobby hard to have them removed. Without a public protection order when a sex offender is removed from one community he has to be put into another. Only with a public protection order can he be housed in a secure community outside a prison well away from families and children after he has finished serving his sentence. Currently, one community assisted by the media party are trying to spin the story that sex offenders are being put into communities that vote labour by a heartless National government.