A petition started to remove a University of Tasmania PhD student who happens to be a sex offender. The UTAS deputy vice-chancellor does not believe the student’s prior conviction precludes him from his PhD studies.

Read more by Jennifer Crawley for The Mercury:

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/scales-of-justice/utas-petition-to-remove-sex-offender-nicolaas-ockert-bester-attracts-almost-1300-signatures/news-story/dfd3f2d5f1be5cf660ba003aabe0fe4e

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