Greens call on NSW government for tougher hunting laws

Greens call on NSW government for tougher hunting laws

Footage of the aftermath of illegal hunting activities has been released as the Greens call on the NSW government for tougher hunting laws. Six wild brumbies were shot dead within a week of the of the NSW government reopening forests to hunters. Brumbies are not...
Time to consider stronger protection for whistleblowers

Time to consider stronger protection for whistleblowers

In May this year, SES Deputy Commissioner, Tara McCarthy, was given an hour to get her things into boxes and get out of the office. She had been sacked. Why the Deputy Commissioner was removed from her job in the State Emergency Service is now the subject of an...

O’Farrell and Nile betray victims of crime

As you may be aware, in the early hours of this morning the NSW Parliament passed the perversely named Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013. This bill represents an unprecedented attack on the rights of victims of crime. Our deep concerns about this legislation...
Victims of Crime betrayed by O’Farrell and Fred Nile

Victims of Crime betrayed by O’Farrell and Fred Nile

At 4:30am on Thursday morning the O’Farrell government, with the support of the Shooters MPs and Fred Nile, have forced through harsh retrospective cuts to the rights of victims of crime. The complete debate including contributions by all speakers is available...
Curti PIC recommendations: police suspension necessary

Curti PIC recommendations: police suspension necessary

Despite damning reports from both the Ombudsman and the Coroner and a fresh recommendation from the PIC that charges be laid against police reportedly for affray, assault and perjury, not a single police officer who was implicated in the tragic events surrounding the...
Child sexual abuse victims hit doubly hard by legal aid cuts

Child sexual abuse victims hit doubly hard by legal aid cuts

Victims of child sexual abuse are being hit doubly hard by the O’Farrell government with proposed cuts to victims compensation being followed by the complete removal of all legal aid entitlements for civil claims by victims of child sexual abuse against either the...
Hunter Church Sexual Abuse Inquiry Begins

Hunter Church Sexual Abuse Inquiry Begins

Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the Police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle My office continues to work with victims and survivors of abuse and their support groups, and many...