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These Child Sex Dolls Will Not Be Allowed Into Australia

"The Australian Border Force will work [with] the Australian Federal Police and other agencies to do what we can to prevent importation of products of this nature."

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The Australian Border Force has confirmed they will work together with federal police to stop the importation of child-model sex dolls.

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Australia's Minister for Immigration and border protection Peter Dutton.

In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a government spokesman confirmed the Australian Border Force would be working with other agencies to do what they could to stop the importation of "products of this nature".

"Australian Border Force officers have the power to seize objectionable goods and strong penalties including fines and jail sentences apply for attempting to import objectionable goods into Australia."

Fifty-five thousand people have signed a petition calling on Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, to stop the importation of the dolls.

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However, in a statement to BuzzFeed News yesterday, a spokesperson for Queensland's Attorney General confirmed that state governments were powerless to stop the importation of the dolls and that this was a federal issue for the Australian Border Force.

Earlier this week the creator of the dolls and CEO of Trottla, Shin Takagi, told BuzzFeed News he "couldn't waste time arguing against emotional organisations or petitions".

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Takagi believes the sex dolls can help aid paedophiles in Australia by stopping them from acting on their desires.

"The reactions at the moment are just simply hysterical," says Takagi. "I hope the citizens of your country think in their own brains first and then proceed to the discussion."

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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