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Paedophile teacher asks Supreme Court to change reporting obligations so he can continue travelling to Bali

A former primary school teacher convicted and jailed for sexually abusing a student over five years has failed to have his sex offender obligations suspended so he can travel to Bali.

The former SA teacher, 63, whose name is suppressed, told the court he had travelled to Bali 28 times over 13 years and until recently, had a Balinese boyfriend aged in his 30s.

But he was stopped from entering the country by Indonesian officials in 2015, after they were warned by Australian Federal Police that the man was a registered sex offender.

The teacher then applied to the Supreme Court to have his reporting obligations suspended under the Child Sex Offenders Act.

The man had been jailed in 1995 for six years over the persistent abuse of a young male student in his care.

Two expert reports submitted to the court categorised the man as a low risk of further offending against children.

However, Justice Kevin Nicholson noted the court could only make the change to the reporting obligations if there was no risk to the safety of children.

Justice Nicholson dismissed the application.

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