Moves for permanent prison for QLD sex offenders

SEX offenders could be kept permanently imprisoned under a new proposal to be considered by the Queensland Government that would only release those deemed unlikely to reoffend by a psychiatric evaluation.

Although yet to be properly examined by Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, the government is currently reviewing sex offender laws following the release of notorious serial abuser Robert Fardon earlier this month.

Changes to the Dangerous Prisoners Sexual Offender Act would make it harder for predators and other offenders to be set free by the courts.

Mr Bliejie said with the review underway, the government would listen to all suggestions.

"We are consulting with a range of relevant bodies, including the legal fraternity and child protection groups," he said.

"We want to make these laws as tough as possible to ensure the worst of the worst stay behind bars," he said.


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