If we don't give them passports so they can't go overseas to reoffend, what are we going to do to then protect Australian children from them, if they're so likely to reoffend?
This is the important question, and it leads to the obvious conclusion: This isn't about pedophiles, it's about controlling movement.
If it was about pedophiles, we'd have kept these people in prison, or required that they be detained for psychological evaluation. The fact that they're allowed in general society tells you that they're not considered a threat.
You can see where this is really heading by looking from the other direction. Consider our recent decision to block the anti-vaxxer proponent Kent Heckenlively from entering Australia. Why would we do that?
Ok, he's a shithead with stupid ideas who will probably be indirectly responsible for the deaths of children. The same is true of (among others) homeopathy advocates and the modeling industry, but we don't ban them.
This is a government increasing it's control. Don't mistake me though, there's no dark conspiracy going on. What's happening is that governments from both sides of politics are losing support from the population and no one in power knows what to do about it. They're reverting to type, and trying to control harder what they feel they can still grasp. They're grabbing and squeezing anything they can touch to try to extract a win they can base an election campaign on. Sadly, it's a toxic policy plan, and we know where it ends. Soon enough, we'll see academics with controversial opinions denied the right to leave the country, because we don't want to "let our rubbish infect other countries". You figure where it'll go from there.
Edited by Sir_Substance, 06 September 2017 - 04:10 AM.
You can only beat a brick wall with so many sticks until... you wasted all your time collecting and breaking sticks against a wall...
Knowledge is the new power, but will never provide a stable baseload as cost effective as burning puppies.
I allege that Sir substance must be from the internet