Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Former GP jailed for child exploitation material refused registration again

Former GP jailed for child exploitation material refused registration again

21 Nov 2022

A former Tasmanian doctor who was convicted for possessing child exploitation material in 2011 has again been refused medical registration.

Last month, the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) upheld the Board’s decision of February 2021 to refuse Jeremy Buddle registration as a medical practitioner. 

Mr Buddle was convicted in 2011 for possession of child exploitation images. He surrendered his registration after he was charged in 2009. He had unsuccessfully applied for registration in 2012 and 2018 with both applications refused.

While the tribunal in this latest application noted the progress in Mr Buddle’s rehabilitation, it determined that:

  • Having regard to Mr Buddle’s criminal history, to the extent that it is relevant to his practice of the profession, he is not an appropriate person to practise in the profession.
  • It is not in the public interest for Mr Buddle to practice in the profession.
  • He not a fit and proper person for registration in the profession.

The full outcome is on Austlii.

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