Mandatory minimum sentences for child sexual offences

For too long, Australians have had to live with the threat of child abuse, all the while unsure that the law has their interests at heart.  This is why the Turnbull Government has announced tough new laws that represent the greatest crack down on paedophiles in a generation.

 

Under these new laws, child sex offenders will spend longer in jail, be less likely to be granted bail and parole, face mandatory minimum sentences and be closely supervised following their release. This Bill targets all aspects of the child sex offender cycle by strengthening measures atthe time of charging, bail, sentencing and upon release.

 

See my speech to Parliament on why these measures are vital to protect our children.