Queensland is not famed for its legal innovations. Nor has it, historically, blazed the trail in sentencing policies and concepts. However, the recently enacted Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act, 2003 (Qld) has proved to be the exception. Not only is it a "first" for Australia, but it has raised the bar considerably in the "Get serious about sex offenders" competition between State and territory governments.
"No sex offenders, please- We're Queenslanders,"
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