Australia: Overhaul of suppression order laws could see sex offenders identified

[theage.com.au] The identity of some of the most dangerous sex offenders could be revealed under reforms to the state’s suppression order laws being considered by the Victorian government. An independent review of Victoria’s Open Courts Act has recommended that courts should be restricted from making suppression orders concealing the identity or whereabouts of sex offenders living in the community under supervision. Safety of the individuals would still need to be considered, it said. The Victorian government has given its support “in full or in principle” to 17 of the 18…

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