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OPINION: Hiding behind cloaks

As printed in the Newcastle Herald, 7 December 2012. Hiding behind cloaks The shield that protects the Catholic Church and denies justice to victims of abuse must be demolished, writes David Shoebridge.  David Shoebridge is a Greens MP in the NSW Legislative Council ANY organisation, publicly owned, corporate or religious, that is not held to […]

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NSW Upper House supports Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

The NSW Upper House this afternoon unanimously supported a motion moved by Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge supporting the Commonwealth Royal Commission announced by the Prime Minister yesterday and acknowledging the need for close cooperation by the NSW government. Full wording of the motion below. Greens NSW MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The […]

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Royal Commission at last – a victory for victims

The Greens NSW warmly welcome the federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. This is a victory for victims and survivors of abuse and those courageous individuals who have spoken up and demanded action. There are people in the community who have been working for a Royal Commission for years, sometimes […]

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Premier’s half-baked inquiry is no answer to abuse

The Premier’s last minute announcement of a narrow inquiry into police handling of clerical sexual abuse cases in the Hunter is an insult to victims and fails to address the real issue, which is the Church’s handling of criminal sexual abuse in its ranks. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The Premier’s inquiry […]

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A Royal Commission in NSW is essential: no more excuses Premier

Following the extraordinary evidence of Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox on ABC Lateline there are growing calls for the NSW Premier to stop making excuses and immediately establish a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and other religious and non-religious organisations. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The Premier […]

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