Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 17:51 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate our party’s support of the Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017. This bill is at least some partial acknowledgement that our laws, both criminal and civil, are currently failing people in...
Profiting from child abuse

Profiting from child abuse

An opinion piece by David Shoebridge, originally published in the Newcastle Herald. TEN billion dollars is a lot of money. As it turns out, some corporations will do almost anything to access that kind of wealth, including the long-term mandatory detention of children...
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...
Opinion: Royal commission is a lasting legacy

Opinion: Royal commission is a lasting legacy

In a year of so much ugly politics, it is time to remember some of the good . . . and to embrace the challenges ahead. As published in the Newcastle Herald. What a difference a year makes. On 16 September 2012 my office co-hosted a public forum with the Newcastle...
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...

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....