David Shoebridge MLC will deliver this year’s Joseph McCabe Lecture: ‘The Ellis Defence and Its Aftermath’. John Ellis is an abuse victim who attempted to sue the Catholic Church for compensation. He lost a High Court case with costs awarded against him. The Church’s argument was that the Church was an unincorporated association whose assets were held in unrelated trusts. David Shoebridge has drafted a bill for the NSW Parliament to make it possible for victims to sue the Church. In this lecture he will review the situation in light of the revelations of the current Royal Commission into Child Abuse.

WHEN: Friday 24 October 2014, 6pm
WHERE: The Sydney Mechanics Institute, 1st Floor Lecture Room
280 Pitt St, Sydney

Hosted by the NSW Rationalists Association

Entrance by gold coin donation

Enquiries: 9698 2933 or 0418 939 539