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Historic vote in NSW Parliament supports Federal Royal Commission into Abuse

On 14 August 2012 I placed the following notice of motion on the Parliamentary record, after discussion with victims and survivors of abuse and their organisations: Mr Shoebridge to move— 1. That this House notes that: (a) survivors of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and other organizations have long campaigned for a public inquiry, […]

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Senior police investigator calls for Royal Commission

A senior police investigator with 35 years policing experience has called on the Premier to listen to the needs of victims and survivors and announce a Royal Commission into the “evil of pedophilia within the Catholic Church” and it is now time for Mr O’Farrell to act. The statement by Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox […]

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Justice for Victims

The Greens are working towards law reform  to allow victims of sexual abuse to seek fair compensation from the Catholic Church.  We also continue to work with the community, churches and other stakeholders on the Royal Commission into sexual abuse in religious and non religious organisations.

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Child Sex Abuse [Adjournment Speech]

This speech was delivered on 5 September 2012 in the NSW Upper House. You can find the full transcript online here Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [6.15 p.m.]: Members of Parliament in New South Wales will have recently received a document entitled “Sexual Abuse: The Response of the Archdiocese of Sydney.” This 16-page booklet was distributed also […]

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EVENT – Public Forum: The Need for a Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse

Is there a need for a Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church and other organisations? Come join: Survivors of abuse and their families, journalist and author Peter Fitzsimmons, Newcastle Herald journalist Joanne McCarthy, Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge, Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper, Member for Swansea Garry Edwards, and Andrew Morrison SC. […]

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