After a brief digital hiccup, Western Australia this week went live, online, with Australia’s first government created sex offender register, open to the public.
Though not a world first, these registers are not common either.
Australia’s first government-created sex offenders register.
Only Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, Norway, South Korea, the UK and the USA have state sex offender registers. And only in South Korea and the United States is the public allowed to view the content or be notified about the personal information of some categories of offender held by state registers.
Australia too has a closed register – the National Child Offender Register which runs across all states and …