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Australia: Should sex offenders be allowed to fly?

LAST week the shocking case of a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted while trapped in a plane’s bathroom emerged. …

The horrifying case has prompted calls from an Australian aviation law expert for sex offenders to be added to the “do not fly” list. Shine Lawyers Aviation Law Solicitor Joseph Wheeler wants the airlines to have access to public sex offender lists, and have the power to ban them from flying. Full Article

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The suspect is NOT a registered citizen according to the original article:

What the hell good would banning registered citizens from flying have done in this case or in the other 3 cases to which this article refers????

How do crap articles like this even get printed???

I read the stories about the other assault incidents mentioned in this article. Nowhere did it mention the attackers were registered citizens. So where do they get the idea banning registered citizens would have prevented any of these attacks?

Anyone should be able to leave the country they were born in and if desired not ever return.

should sex offenders take a water taxi, train, bus… This is going to lead to a dark path down under

The perpetrator wasn’t even a sex offender ? The guy sounds nuts!

Australia drank the Kool-Aid, unfortunately. They seem to be almost as bad as the UK at this point(see ), buying into the hysteria and hype hook, line, and sinker. The USA got it wrong in the first place, unfortunately, the world follows the USA.

I think banning sex offenders from flying is a great idea! I mean, there are probably millions of sex offenders throughout the world and probably no incidences of this occurring, it’s a great idea! I’ve heard of this occurring inflight with a Rhabbi! Maybe we should ban all Catholic Fathers as well? Why not ban sex offenders from public restrooms as well? Or , what about movie theaters? Public buses ? Charter buses? Hey, what about theme parks ? Or, better yet , let’s ban them from shopping malls and require them to shop online/wait/aren’t some of you banned from… Read more »

One individual does something and an entire group of people suffer as a result. This is profiling and should be ILLEGAL! More cruel and unusual punishment is what it is.

Unfortunately sex offenders is a group that people do not care about…they really don’t care if we are killed…so why would they give sh^t if we are not allowed to fly, travel, live where we wish, etc.

Does this really surprise anyone – I am not surprised at all.

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