Nearly 600 child sex offenders are to be put back on the national register, after MPs rushed through an urgent, retrospective law change at Parliament, Newshub reveals. Amendments to the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016 were passed through all stages under urgency on Wednesday evening, with support from every party except the Greens. The Act now applies to all individuals who have committed a qualifying child sex offence, regardless of when the offence occurred. During the amendment bill’s first reading, Police Minister Poto Williams said the government must ensure those who had been removed are put back onto the register and monitored by police.
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