Call for mandatory jail for child sex offenders

A former Labor minister has called on the government to introduce mandatory jail time for child sexual offenders in Tasmania. 

President of lobby group People Protecting Children, Allison Ritchie, has written to Premier Will Hodgman asking him to make the issue a priority in the government's legislative agenda when parliament returns. 

The group is seeking minimum mandatory sentences be applied to all crimes of child abuse. 

Ms Ritchie referred to an election promise by Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin to introduce mandatory jail time for ''those who commit serious sexual crimes against children''.