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Planned Victims Compensation Cuts – TAKE ACTION

Following on from today’s forum with survivors of abuse, their supporters and advocates, there was a strong sense of community concern about the proposed changes to victims compensation that are embodied in the Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013 which is currently before Parliament.  The presentation that I gave can be downloaded here: 130514 Victims comp emergency […]

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Hunter Church Sexual Abuse Inquiry Begins

Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the Police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle My office continues to work with victims and survivors of abuse and their support groups, and many hope that the Special Commission in the Hunter will give them some answers. The Greens […]

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Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2013 [Motion Debate]

This speech was delivered on 20 March 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. ROYAL COMMISSIONS AMENDMENT BILL 2013 Second Reading Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [8.00 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I give my party’s strong support to the Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2013. The need for a fully […]

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Greens NSW welcome Royal Commission Terms of Reference

The Greens NSW have welcomed the terms of reference for the Royal Commission announced today by the Prime Minister. Greens NSW and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “We welcome the breadth of the terms of reference, including the specific reference to justice for victims of past and future abuse.” “Almost all of the Greens NSW’s […]

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