UPDATE: DANGEROUS sex offender Robert John Fardon has been released from prison into the Wacol precinct.
He must wear a GPS tracking device, amid myriad other strict conditions, under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act.
Although a stay application was withdrawn, allowing Fardon's release, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie is still considering whether to seek an appeal in the High Court.
"In the meantime, Fardon will be under constant surveillance at his residence within the Brisbane Correctional Centre grounds," he said.
Fardon has spent much of his adult life in prison after he was convicted of sex offences against women and girls dating back to 1967.
He has previously reoffended within weeks of being released
EARLIER: BARRISTERS for the Attorney-General have withdrawn a stay application to keep dangerous sex offender Robert John Fardon in jail pending a High Court appeal.
The move means there is a chance Fardon could be released into the Wacol prison this afternoon on a strict supervision order under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders Act).
EARLIER: A CHILD safety advocate has compared new laws to keep dangerous sex offenders behind bars to toilet paper after the Queensland Court of Appeal upheld a decision to release Robert John Fardon on a supervision order.
Snubbing the Queensland Government's new laws, the appeal court deemed sections of the new legislation invalid and the powers deferred were labelled repugnant to the court's integrity.
Counsel acting for Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie immediately sought a stay application until Tuesday so they could make a special leave application to the High Court.
That argument will be held at 2.15pm.
Bravehearts' Hetty Johnston said the government had tried to give the courts a mechanism to keep dangerous sex offenders behind bars to keep them away from our children.
But she said the courts were "running rough shot over the community's desires", labelling these decisions unconstitutional.
"While we've been arguing this guy for the past 12 months, the courts have released do many other offenders equally or even worse then Robert John Fardon," she said
"Anywhere a judge has any wriggle room around this stuff, whatever is introduced, if it's not mandatory, it's going to be killed off.
"It's going to finish up as valuable as toilet paper. It's not worth the paper it's written on."
Fardon is currently in detention and will not be released instantaneously.
He has a number of processes to go through first.
Victim Sharon Tomlinson said she was not surprised at the decision
"My main concern today is community safety," she said.
"The courts are still ignoring the safety of the community.
"The Attorney-General is doing everything he can to stop these predators and he's basically being laughed at too."
Victim Stephen Cohan, Fardon's second cousin, said the judiciary was laughing at everybody who wanted justice done.
"The community out there need to be protected from him," he said.
"There's no doubt in my mind ... that if released he will re-offend but he might kill this time.
"I'm quite convinced of that because he's got nothing to lose."
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