Community Protection Western Australia
"The Community Protection Website provides any member of the public with access to photographs and certain information on Western Australia’s most dangerous and high risk sexual offenders. It will enable parents and guardians to make enquiries with Western Australia Police about any person who has unsupervised contact to their child or children. The website provides three tiers of information access to ensure that families and the public have information on known sex offenders, which will assist with the protection and safety of children and the community. The Community Protection Website will not publish the photograph, personal details or release any information of an offender who is under the age of 18 years..."
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Last updated: 24 October 2012
60,000 people visit WA sex offender site
From: AAP. The Australian, October 22, 2012. "In the week since Western Australia's public sex offender register was launched, more than 60,000 people have visited the website and over 20,000 have requested further information about predators in their areas.
The Community Protection website was launched on October 15 as a tool to give the public information about dangerous and high risk sex offenders..."
Govt's sex offender register website to go live
Website to be operational tomorrow at 9am; Child and community safety prioritised by website. Ministerial Media Statements, 14 October 2012. "The Liberal-National Government's public sex offender register is set to go live tomorrow.
Police Minister Liza Harvey said WA Police had been preparing for the website to be operational since the State Government’s Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Amendment Bill (No 2) 2011 was proclaimed on July 1, 2012.
Mrs Harvey said the website provided any member of the public with access to photographs and certain information on the State’s most dangerous, absconded and serious repeat sexual offenders, and would be an effective information tool for WA families.
The Minister said the website provided members of the public with access to information on known child sex offenders, which would assist with the protection and safety of children and the community..."
Sex offender register goes live
WA Today, October 15, 2012. "The nation's first public sex offender register will go live this morning, amid concerns those named will be unfairly targeted.
The names and faces of about 50 paedophiles will be published on the state government website from 9am today, as part of the government's 2008 election promise.
The Community Protection Website will provide the public with photos, names and suburbs, but will not give exact addresses.
The site will also allow parents to ask police about the criminal history of people who have unsupervised contact with their children..."