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Media release: Kids more important than confessionals

Key recommendations from the child abuse Royal Commission handed down today outline essential criminal justice reforms required to provide justice for victims. Something is wrong in our criminal justice system when the defendant was not convicted of any child sexual assault charge in over half of finalised prosecutions. Given the immense trauma of the court […]

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Justice for Victims in Bathurst

Last night in Bathurst we hosted a meeting with the local community to address their concerns about the lack of a Royal Commission hearing in the area, especially as this relates to the sexual abuse of boys at St Stanislaus College. There was strong agreement at the meeting that the Church and school leadership has […]

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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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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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EVENT The Joseph McCabe Lecture 2014

David Shoebridge MLC will deliver this year’s Joseph McCabe Lecture: ‘The Ellis Defence and Its Aftermath’. John Ellis is an abuse victim who attempted to sue the Catholic Church for compensation. He lost a High Court case with costs awarded against him. The Church’s argument was that the Church was an unincorporated association whose assets […]

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