CANBERRA : Australia plans to ban convicted paedophiles from travelling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation.
Australian pedophiles are famous for taking economical get-aways to adjacent Southeast Asian and Pacific island nations to mishandle kids there.
On Tuesday, Justice Minister Julie Bishop said she would cross out the international IDs of around 20,000 pedophiles on the national tyke sex wrongdoer enlist under enactment that will be acquainted with Parliament soon.
Equity Minister Michael Keenan says no nation has presented such a travel boycott. He says 2,500 new indicted pedophiles will be added to the sex wrongdoer enlist every year and will lose their international IDs.