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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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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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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 prosecuted as one of the most heinous crimes […]

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