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New dangerous sex offender laws set to be introduced

The State Government will this week introduce changes to the dangerous sex offender laws to better protect the community.

The Bill amends the Dangerous Sexual Offenders Act 2006 (WA) and the Bail Act 1982 (WA) to fulfil one of the McGowan Labor Government’s key law and order election commitments.

Premier Mark McGowan said the current system for dangerous sex offenders is failing the community and requires reform.

“We made a promise to the people of WA to make it tougher for dangerous sex offenders to be released into the community, which we are honouring,” McGowan said.

“This was demonstrated time and time again under the former Liberal National government.

“Unlike the previous government, we have moved swiftly to introduce significant reforms to toughen up these laws and to bring them more in line with community expectations.”

Source: Government of Western Australia.