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Justice for Victims – consultation paper

NB: The consultation period has now ended, please visit our campaign page for updated information ——————————————————————————————————————————- The Greens are working towards law reform  to allow victims of sexual abuse to seek fair compensation from the Catholic Church.  We are seeking broad consultation with the community, churches and other stakeholders in relation to this proposed reform. We have produced a comprehensive […]

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Lawyers say Ellis defence reduces church payouts

As reported by the ABC AM program Lawyers for victims of sexual abuse say the Catholic Church has used a legal technicality to reduce compensation payouts to victims in hundreds of cases across Australia. The church argues its assets are held in a property trust, that can’t be held liable for historical cases of abuse, […]

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Save the Old Kings School Site

Today David spoke at a rally in Parramatta at the site of the Old Kings School with local campaigners fighting to keep the land in public hands. Despite widely-supported plans to turn the site into an Arts hub for Western Sydney, there is the real danger that the State Labor Goverment is going to give […]

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Old Kings School Site Must Remain in Public Hands

Speaking at a public rally in Parramatta, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge called for the NSW Government to commit to retaining the Old Kings School site in Parramatta as public property rather than giving it to the Catholic Church. “The old Kings School site is public land and it must remain in public hands,” Mr […]

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