Australia will ban convicted paedophiles from leaving the country as they bid to protect vulnerable children from abuse and exploitation in south east Asia.
The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop informed the nation that passports of approximately 20,000 child offenders would be removed as she pushes the new legislation through Parliament soon.
She continued to say that 8,000 child abusers travelled abroad last year, with the majority heading to Asia.
“There will be new legislation, which will make Australia a world leader in protecting vulnerable children in our region from child sex tourism,” Bishop said.
Australia want to the first nation to impose such a ban and show the world that children must be protected at all costs.
Many countries have removed the passports of individual offenders but Australia’s plan is to remove the passports of anyone who appears on the sex offenders register, in what has to be seen as a major move in the protection of youngsters in the likes of Cambodia.
Let’s hope that other countries follow suit and put a stop to these sordid animals bringing their vile habits to Asia.
Source : Khaosodenglish
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