NSW needs to lead the way in opting in to redress scheme

Victims of historic child sexual abuse are one step closer to justice today with the announcement of a federal redress scheme. NSW must now lead the way in opting in to the scheme and implementing each of the Royal Commission’s redress recommendations when its final...
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...
Pell has been charged, the Vatican’s immunity must now end

Pell has been charged, the Vatican’s immunity must now end

With Cardinal George Pell today charged with multiple counts of historic child sex abuse, the Greens are renewing the call for Australia to end its diplomatic protection of the Vatican. Greens MP’s have written to the Federal, NSW and Victorian Attorney Generals...
Justice for Victims in Bathurst

Justice for Victims in Bathurst

Last night in Bathurst we hosted a meeting with the local community to address their concerns about the lack of a Royal Commission hearing in the area, especially as this relates to the sexual abuse of boys at St Stanislaus College. There was strong agreement at the...
Making them answer for their sins

Making them answer for their sins

Australia allows the Catholic Church to protect sexual predators, and any information the church holds on its own illegal activity, from the law. We let it do this by granting protections afforded to no other religious group. It is time this ended. In 1973 the...