National supervision for high-risk offenders

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Dangerous sex, violence and terrorism offenders could soon be subject to national supervision orders, under a new scheme to increase safety for victims and the community.

The NSW Government will lead a national effort to design a scheme to ensure the nation’s most dangerous offenders remain subject to high-risk orders imposed on them no matter where they are in Australia.

NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman said that keeping the community safe is the highest priority of the NSW Government

“Mutual recognition of extended supervision orders between states and territories is necessary because offenders don’t suddenly become less dangerous when they cross a border,” Mr Speakman said.

"Anyone placed on an extended supervision order should face the same tough restrictions and scrutiny if they travel interstate.”

The NSW Government recently introduced laws to keep criminals locked up or under supervision if the Supreme Court finds they pose an unacceptable risk of terrorism after serving their sentence. These reforms will also enable offenders on Commonwealth High-Risk Terrorism Orders (HRTO) to be managed in NSW prisons.

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