The silent running of the lawyers

The silent running of the lawyers

There are reports in today’s Daily Telegraph of a highly unusual development in police stations across NSW –lawyers running out of police stations, or not turning up when called, in order to avoid their client being captured by the O’Farrell Government’s removal of...
Church worked with police to sanitise abuse reports

Church worked with police to sanitise abuse reports

Documents released to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge under FOI have revealed for the first time the informal agreements under which the Church was working with NSW police for years up until 2003 to provide edited and sanitised reports of child abuse. Watch the full...
ESTIMATES ROUND UP Police

ESTIMATES ROUND UP Police

The complete transcript of this hearing is available here.  David asked questions about: • The time and cost involved in handling police complaints • The prosecution of of a police officer who secretly filmed his sexual acts with women • The disciplinary action taken...

Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 20 August 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CHILD SEXUAL AB– USE Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services....