Provest supports national public sex offender register

TWEED State MP Geoff Provest has supported the call for a national public sex offender register to prevent heinous crimes against children.

The push for the legislation, dubbed Daniel's law, follows the conviction of Peter Cowan for murdering 13-year-old Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe.

Cowan was a known sex offender who broke parole numerous times before kidnapping Morcombe from a bus stop.

"In the Tweed, offenders can move from jurisdiction to jurisdiction to avoid prosecution, so a national approach is needed," Mr Provest said.

"Therefore I'm very open to an unrestricted list of sex offenders.

"Any parent will want to know if there are sex offenders in their area and if they're safe.

"You can never get back a child's innocence once they have been sexually assaulted; it's a lifetime sentence for them.

"Therefore it should be a lifetime sentence for the offender, who I believe should loose a lot of their rights."



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