Child safety must trump scripture classes in NSW schools

Child safety must trump scripture classes in NSW schools

Fresh revelations of deeply inappropriate material being taught to children at unregulated and unsupervised school scripture classes requires the new Education Minister to act. He must put children first and suspend school scripture until he has released a hidden NSW...
Document destruction at St Albans Boys Home a barrier to justice

Document destruction at St Albans Boys Home a barrier to justice

The destruction of documents at St Albans Boys home is a real obstacle to justice for many of the victims of this place. Where documents evidencing child sexual abuse are systematically destroyed it is clear that an offence has taken place. Listen to ABC AM coverage...
Bring justice to victims of abuse by lifting time limitations

Bring justice to victims of abuse by lifting time limitations

It is time to act now and remove the statute of limitations for all compensation claims relating to historical child abuse. This can, and should, be done as soon as the NSW Parliament returns. Victoria has already done it. Anything less is failing victims and...
Victims need law reform, not church guidelines

Victims need law reform, not church guidelines

Victims need law reform, not church guidelines The Truth, Justice and Healing Council of the Catholic Church has today released their non-binding guidelines for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse following harsh criticism of existing practices from...
Time to lift time limits for victims of abuse

Time to lift time limits for victims of abuse

The first bill to implement recommendations from the Federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse to restore justice for victims was introduced to the NSW Parliament today by Greens MP David Shoebridge. The Limitation Amendment (Child Abuse)...