- Victorian State Government
In April 2008 Radio Broadcaster and Journalist Mr Derryn Hinch launched a campaign to have the Victorian Government pass laws that enables the identities of serial rapists and child sex offenders to be publicly named to protect the local and the broader community upon release.
Within Mr Hinch's own website (http://www.hinch.net) and most importantly the rally held on the steps of the Victorian Parliament House, Mr Hinch is now facing a possible 5 charges that will result in either large fines or a term of imprisonment through naming and shaming 2 convicted paedophiles.
Mr Hinch's intent was always to highlight a serious discrepancy in the Victorian Governments judicial system, so that a judge or magistrate cannot suppress the identity of a serious sex offender unless such identification will also identify a victim when the offender is released within the community.
Mr Hinch also developed an online petition website that can be viewed at www.namethemshamethem.com which clearly indicates the support for his cause with individual comments.
Support Mr Hinch and sign this petition as well as the one at www.namethemshamethem.com
Robert M Gardner AFAIM
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Victorian State Government consider the "Name Them Shame Them" petition and rally for consideration and subsequent law reform.
We also request due and just consideration by the Victorian Judicial System with relation to the charges on summons served on Mr Derryn Hinch regarding these matters (now and in the future).
We oppose any period of incarceration for Mr Hinch. And we oppose any record of a conviction.
The We Support Derryn Hinch petition to Victorian State Government was written by Robert Gardner and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.