Public opinion on Sexual Offenders registry

Update: 12:13PM MEMBERS of the public and stakeholders have been invited by the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights send in their views on the Registration of Sex Offenders Bill and Online Safety Bill which was tabled in Parliament last week.

The committed has been tasked with scrutinizing and making necessary amendments to the Bills which were referred to the Committee by Parliament pursuant to Standing Orders 51 and 110(1)(a).

The Registration of Sex Offenders Bill provides for the establishment of a register of sex offenders and the registration and reporting obligations of sex offenders.

And the Online Safety Bill (Bill No. 7 of 2018) seeks to promote online safety to cater to the increase of reports on harmful online behaviours such as cyberbullying, cyber stalking, Internet trolling and exposure to offensive or harmful content, particularly in respect of children.

Those who wish to express their views may do so by submitting written submissions through email addresses to:  ira.komaisavai@parliament.gov.fj or jackson.cakacaka@parliament.gov.fj

The Bills are expected to be debated in the next Parliament sitting.