Kids more important than confessionals

Kids more important than confessionals

Key recommendations from the child abuse Royal Commission handed down today outline essential criminal justice reforms required to provide justice for victims. Something is wrong in our criminal justice system when the defendant was not convicted of any child sexual...
Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

It has been a busy year in NSW Parliament, and once again budget estimates are almost upon us. Hearings will be from Thursday 31 August to Friday 8 September 2017. We’d love to hear your thoughts about issues to raise and potential questions to ask. Budget Estimates...
Money to lock them up, but not to lift them up

Money to lock them up, but not to lift them up

The calls for a budget that helps the disadvantaged, keeps people out of prison and protects children have been ignored in the Coalition’s state budget that squanders the proceeds of privatisation and record stamp duty windfalls to build ever more roads and prisons,...
Budget announcement won’t fix child protection system in crisis

Budget announcement won’t fix child protection system in crisis

The needs of the state’s most vulnerable children and families will not be met by the Coalition’s meager $18 million per annum funding increase into the NSW child protection system. The Parliamentary Inquiry into Child Protection released a report this year finding...
Child protection system in crisis

Child protection system in crisis

A cross-party Parliamentary report has found that the NSW child protection system is failing our state’s most vulnerable children and families, and requires an urgent reset. The multi-party report demands fundamental reform and a one-off injection of funding focussed...

Children in Care [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 08.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.  With the privatisation of electricity assets, ports and lands across New South Wales, the Baird Government is receiving a one-off surge of capital. It is...