Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Sex Offender Register will target child abusers

Sex Offender Register will target child abusers – Police Minister Anne Tolley

The Government’s Sex Offender Register will target child sex offenders, Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley told TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning.

"We are looking at anyone who has been sent to prison for an offence against children. So it's quite a small number of people, probably about 300 to 350 of those either come out of prison or come off a community sentence each year''

The Government may look at expanding the register to include other sex offenders at a later date.

It will be managed by the Police and open to agencies like Corrections, Housing and the Ministry of Social Development. It will not be open to the public.

“If I was a parent I would want to know so I understand the community concern but there’s two reasons. First of all to have that one register where everyone is on it. We want all the people who have name suppression and many of them do have name suppression to protect their victims. So we want that list to have everyone so the police in particular but all those other agencies know exactly who is on the register, who has been convicted. And remember people will be on the register for different periods of time depending on their offence. Secondly, there is very good evidence that particularly those high risk offenders will be driven underground. “

Mrs Tolley hopes the register will be introduced by the end of the year.

You can see the full interview with Anne Tolley here:



© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Environment And Conservation: Changes To Our Oceans Pose Serious Concerns

New Zealand’s oceans, coasts, and marine wildlife are under growing pressure, according to the first national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand about the marine environment. More>>


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news