Blog – Time to fix child sexual abuse punishment

Blog – Time to fix child sexual abuse punishment

As appeared in the Illawarra Mercury here:  Too many people have turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse of children, writes DAVID SHOEBRIDGE. Since coming into the NSW Parliament almost three years ago, I have worked to ensure that the crime of child sexual abuse is...

Police Media and Independent Investigations Body [Question Time]

      This speech was delivered on 26 June 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. POLICE MEDIA AND INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS BODY Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Given the...

NSW Police Force and Roberto Curti [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 28 May 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. NSW POLICE FORCE AND ROBERTO CURTI Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. What is the Minister doing to...

O’Farrell and Nile betray victims of crime

As you may be aware, in the early hours of this morning the NSW Parliament passed the perversely named Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013. This bill represents an unprecedented attack on the rights of victims of crime. Our deep concerns about this legislation...
Planned Victims Compensation Cuts – TAKE ACTION

Planned Victims Compensation Cuts – TAKE ACTION

Following on from today’s forum with survivors of abuse, their supporters and advocates, there was a strong sense of community concern about the proposed changes to victims compensation that are embodied in the Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013 which is...