Kids more important than confessionals

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...
Labor again drives the Coalition to the right on sentencing

Labor again drives the Coalition to the right on sentencing

John Robertson’s opposition has once more forced the NSW Government into an unprincipled law and order auction, with a bill passed today that will see family impact statements considered in sentencing. This will see criminal sentencing hearings judging the worth of...
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...