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Attorney General and Justice

Coalition response to Privacy Inquiry misses the mark

The Coalition’s proposal to criminalise “revenge porn” will not empower victims and is an inadequate response to the Parliamentary Inquiry’s recommendations for remedies for the serious invasion of privacy. The inquiry found that the right to privacy needs statutory protection but recommended a civil remedy, not the creation of a new criminal offence. With the […]

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After 25 years Bowraville families finally get real chance at justice

Today we are joining with the families of Clinton Speedy-Duroux, Evelyn Greenup and Colleen Walker, three Aboriginal children who were murdered in Bowraville a quarter of a century ago, to welcome the fact they will finally get their day in Court. All three families, and their communities in Bowraville, Tenterfield and Sawtell have been campaigning […]

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Turnbull and Baird must put politics aside and implement Child Abuse Royal Commission recommendations

The first test of the new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be if he puts politics aside to work with Premier Baird and state and territory parliaments to implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission’s final report into Redress and Civil Litigation about child sexual abuse in institutions. The Greens NSW currently have legislation before […]

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Illegal practice of blind reporting of child sexual abuse endorsed by NSW Police

Despite the Police Integrity Commission, the former DPP and now the Ombudsman declaring the practice illegal, the NSW police Minister has declared the government’s support for the practice of blind reporting of child sexual abuse. Blind reporting is where agencies or institutions who receive reports or allegations of child sexual abuse remove the victims name and […]

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Computers in cells roundtable discussion – summary

Yesterday David hosted a roundtable with the Community Justice Coalition to discuss the implementation of computers in cells for education and counselling. The event was initiated by Brett Collins of Justice Action. Other speakers included Ron Fabre from Prison PC, Kat Armstrong from the Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN), and Ken Marslew from Enough […]

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Adjournment speech on Grandmothers Against Removals

Yesterday in Parliament David delivered an adjournment speech on the important work being done in NSW by a group called Grandmothers Against Removals. Watch the speech here, or read the full text below.   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.40 p.m.]: New South Wales children from Aboriginal communities are being removed from their families at an unprecedented […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Bailing out early? Law experts slam the Bail review.

Last week David hosted a forum at Parliament to discuss the Bail Act review. Speakers included former DPP Nicholas Cowdery, Jane Needham SC and Dr Julia Quilter. The forum was a great success, showcasing the widespread opposition from legal experts to the kneejerk review of the Bail Act so soon after its implementation. The current Bail Act […]

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