By Melissa Jenkins
The Victorian government will urgently consider repealing a law protecting the identities of child sex offenders.
But there are concerns such a change would increase the number of children harmed and encourage vigilante behaviour.
An inquiry headed by former Supreme Court judge Philip Cummins has made 90 recommendations to reform the state’s child protection system.
One of the most controversial, supported by a majority of the inquiry panel, is to repeal parts of the law relating to serious sex offenders that allows courts to suppress their names.
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