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NSW Upper House supports Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

The NSW Upper House this afternoon unanimously supported a motion moved by Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge supporting the Commonwealth Royal Commission announced by the Prime Minister yesterday and acknowledging the need for close cooperation by the NSW government. Full wording of the motion below. Greens NSW MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The […]

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Royal Commission at last – a victory for victims

The Greens NSW warmly welcome the federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. This is a victory for victims and survivors of abuse and those courageous individuals who have spoken up and demanded action. There are people in the community who have been working for a Royal Commission for years, sometimes […]

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Premier’s half-baked inquiry is no answer to abuse

The Premier’s last minute announcement of a narrow inquiry into police handling of clerical sexual abuse cases in the Hunter is an insult to victims and fails to address the real issue, which is the Church’s handling of criminal sexual abuse in its ranks. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The Premier’s inquiry […]

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A Royal Commission in NSW is essential: no more excuses Premier

Following the extraordinary evidence of Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox on ABC Lateline there are growing calls for the NSW Premier to stop making excuses and immediately establish a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and other religious and non-religious organisations. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The Premier […]

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Senior police investigator calls for Royal Commission

A senior police investigator with 35 years policing experience has called on the Premier to listen to the needs of victims and survivors and announce a Royal Commission into the “evil of pedophilia within the Catholic Church” and it is now time for Mr O’Farrell to act. The statement by Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox […]

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Prosecution of priest leads to renewed call for Royal Commission

The first Catholic priest in Australia being charged with failing to report child sexual abuse within the church places further pressure on the NSW government to launch a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse within the church and other organisations. See reporting in Newcastle Herald | Sydney Morning Herald | The Australian Greens NSW MP and […]

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