The CCC has today called for the public to share their views on the Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2004 (Qld) (the Act). The Act seeks to protect children from the risks posed by people living in the community who have been convicted of sexual and other serious offences against children.
The CCC’s review of the Act aims to determine:
- how the Act operates, including policies, training, and practices that give life to the Act; and
- how well the options provided in the Act protect children, and manage or mitigate the risks posed by offenders defined under the Act.
The CCC is required by section 74C of the Act to conduct the review.
To inform the review, the CCC today published a discussion paper titled ‘Protecting the lives of children and their sexual safety’, inviting submissions from the public.
Submissions are particularly sought from those agencies involved in administering the Act, those who administer other legislation that aims to protect children or to manage offenders, and those with personal experience of the Act, including offenders. Submissions can be made on a public, anonymous or confidential basis.
Submissions are due by close of business on Monday 14 November 2022.
For more information on the review and details on how to make a submission, access the discussion paper.
At the conclusion of its review, the CCC will deliver a report to the Speaker for tabling in the Legislative Assembly.
The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.