Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP Premier of NSW: Amend the Child Protection Act to include those convicted of manslaughter.
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Premier of New South Wales
The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP
Minister for Police
The Hon. Michael Gallagher MP
Attorney General and Minister for Justice
The Hon. Greg Smith MP
Minister for Family & Community Services
The Hon. Pru Goward MP

Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP Premier of NSW: Amend the Child Protection Act to include those convicted of manslaughter.

    1. Kelly Parker
    2. Petition by

      Kelly Parker

      Sydney, Australia

For the safety of our children, the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act needs to be amended to include those convicted of manslaughter of a child alongside child murderers and sexual offenders. At present there is a loophole within our laws which means that, child killers who are convicted of manslaughter rather than murder or child sexual offences are free to work with children, start a new family or begin a relationship without anyone knowing the truth. For this reason we need the Premier Barry O'Farrell and his Ministers to step in and amend the Act so that we are able to continue to KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE.

This is important to me for I have personally been affected by this. My daughter Tayla Parker was killed by my ex defacto in 1999 when she was only five. He took her from her bed at 1am in the morning and hung her to death. His conviction was downgraded to manslaughter due to 'diminished responsibilities'. This meant that he was not included in the Child Protection Offenders Registry which is appalling.

To:
The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP, Premier of New South Wales
The Hon. Michael Gallagher MP, Minister for Police
The Hon. Greg Smith MP, Attorney General and Minister for Justice
The Hon. Pru Goward MP, Minister for Family & Community Services
Amend the Child Protection(Offenders Registration)Act to include those convicted of manslaughter.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      Kelly Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Thankyou everyone for supporting this campaign. We have now reached over 500 signatures, please continue to share with family and friends so that we are able to continue to keep our children safe. Thank you once again Kelly.

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    • Ruth Camilleri AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      My son was tortured for 2 years and his perpetrator was found not guilty. Totally gutted as we now live in fear.

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      • 5 months ago

      All offenders convicted of crimes against children should be on the Child Protection (Offenders Register).

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    • Robyn Chalmers NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      The importance of this is so obvious. Change the law.

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    • Nicole Green MOUNT TARAMPA, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Children must be protected when they are at risk of harm. Prevention is increased when people are warned in advance of what a person is capable of. Diminished responsibility or not. Adults should lose their rights when they are directly responsible for taking the life of an innocent child in a violent act of cruelty.

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    • Neville Diener AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Child safety is our future.

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