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Australia: South Australia Wants To Set Up A Public Domestic Violence Register

[ – 5/5/21]

South Australia has outlined a new proposal to tackle domestic violence in the state.

The state government has suggested a public register be established in a similar fashion to a public sex offender registry, according to the ABC.

It would allow anyone, particularly potential partners, to look up a person’s name to see if they have any history with domestic abuse.

The potential updates to the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme would also see South Australian Police notify a person of their partner’s history if they believe they’re at risk of abuse.

“It’s a new initiative but certainly something we have to have a look at. We just can’t leave any stone unturned.”

In the updated scheme, people who are on the domestic violence registry would have to disclose to their partner about their prior history so they are fully informed.

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What a surprise! Yet another registry! Down Under they seem to be trying to catch up to us.

I’m so sure this wonderful new registry will stop all domestic abuse, just as the sex registries have stopped all sex abuse in the U.S. No, wait…Hmm.

And of course this magical registry means there is no need to address the root causes–just look for quick, magical “solutions”, right?

How about a registry for politicians who persecute sex-offense registrants for political power?

A registry for politicians whose behavior should land them on a registry.

This will never happen in America. 40 percent of police are domestic abusers, and their unions have a vice grip on our politicians.

I say bring it on. The more registries, the better. Putting everyone on a registry makes everyone special. Animal cruelty, domestic abusers, abusive police officers, drunk drivers, drug addicts, kleptomaniacs, bad teachers, mentally challenged, dwarfs, and finally, fallen politicians. Yes, we need at least these registries if not more. We will all be so much safer….after it all, it is for the children….oh, wait….we need a juvenile offender registry. So in reality it is only for a few children. We will then finally reach paradise.

Last edited 2 months ago by MatthewLL

How fitting that this story was followed by one saying that Nerf guns have to be registered as firearms there.

And the article 2nd below that is…. Anti-Domestic Violence Campaigner Andrew O’Keefe Charged With Domestic Violence. Shows they need the list…oh wait, he wouldn’t have been on the list, yet….imagine that.

It’s weird that the entire Anglosphere (former British colonies that are mostly English-speaking) are the only countries (AFAIK) with registries and the only “Western” countries that bar American registrants from travel. Any idea why? These are all “Five Eyes” countries (a post-war intelligence sharing network), but is it more linked to the Victorian English history of inventing / enforcing the age of consent? The view of the Germans and French, for example, seems completely at odds with America and Commonwealth countries. Why are English speakers so punitive?

I’ve wondered the same thing many, many times. I’ve never really tried to figure it out or think much about it. My simplistic thought for why Americans are such aholes is because people who live here are very, very entitled and think they are something exceptional. We are wealthy and don’t have enough significant problems to worry about or to make us feel empathy for others. We had it too good for too long. That’s changing for sure and the Hit Lists are helping. I hope people enjoy reaping what they’ve sown.

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