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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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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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Presumption of innocence takes a hit with Bail Law reforms

Ugly, divisive and uninformed politics has produced the NSW government’s recently announced bail law reforms, which are not founded on evidence, are not supported by key stakeholders and ultimately will not make NSW a safer place. A copy of the report by former Attorney General John Hatzistergos and being used by the Government to justify […]

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What’s wrong with the Planning Bill 2013?

We have a number of continuing concerns about the direction of the Planning Bill 2013 as presented to the Parliament. Please sign the petition and join the campaign on our website here. These concerns are noted briefly below. 1. Failure to accept key elements of the Moore and Dyer planning review, especially; (a)   Having ecologically sustainable […]

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Firearms and Criminal Groups Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 15/10/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [5.59 p.m.]: I appreciate the Government’s detailed response to the amendments. I will make a few observations. First, there is only a very limited ability in any party to challenge evidence when it comes before […]

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