Tag Archives | justice for victims

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) Bill 2015 was second read in the Parliament’s Upper House today. The bill removes any limitation […]

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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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Profiting from child abuse

An opinion piece by David Shoebridge, originally published in the Newcastle Herald. TEN billion dollars is a lot of money. As it turns out, some corporations will do almost anything to access that kind of wealth, including the long-term mandatory detention of children seeking our country’s protection. Detention that we know will cause children irreparable […]

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Justice for Victims – getting traction

The Greens NSW campaign for justice for victims of child abuse: 1. Remove time limits for victims’ civil damages claims 2. Bring sentencing for past child abusers into the 21st century 3. Stop churches hiding their money in trusts You can find out more about this important reform package here.

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Greens launch 3 point reform package for victims of child sexual abuse

The NSW Greens have today released a 3 point reform package to better serve and support victims and survivors of past child sexual abuse in their pursuit of civil and criminal justice.  This reform package was designed in consultation with victims, support groups, lawyers and other stakeholders. 1. Remove time limits for victims’ civil damages […]

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Justice for Bowraville – draft double jeopardy law reform released

Almost a quarter of a century ago three Aboriginal children, Colleen Walker, Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Evelyn Greenup, were murdered in Bowraville and their killer still walks free.  The circumstances surrounding the three children’s murders have clear similarities, however the legal system at the time prevented all the murders being tried together.  This meant crucial evidence was missing from […]

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Second reading of bill to repeal the Ellis Defence

The full text of this speech is available here. A core principle of any modern, responsible democracy is that no individual or organisation is to be beyond the law. Tragically, this principle has not been applied when victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, or other officials of that church, have pursued civil claims. This […]

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