Victims of Crime betrayed by O’Farrell and Fred Nile

Victims of Crime betrayed by O’Farrell and Fred Nile

At 4:30am on Thursday morning the O’Farrell government, with the support of the Shooters MPs and Fred Nile, have forced through harsh retrospective cuts to the rights of victims of crime. The complete debate including contributions by all speakers is available...
Child sexual abuse victims hit doubly hard by legal aid cuts

Child sexual abuse victims hit doubly hard by legal aid cuts

Victims of child sexual abuse are being hit doubly hard by the O’Farrell government with proposed cuts to victims compensation being followed by the complete removal of all legal aid entitlements for civil claims by victims of child sexual abuse against either the...
EVENT: Cuts to Victims Compensation NEWCASTLE EMERGENCY FORUM

EVENT: Cuts to Victims Compensation NEWCASTLE EMERGENCY FORUM

Victims of crime and their advocates respond.  The NSW Government has announced its bill to completely overhaul the NSW Victims Compensation Scheme. Their bill is called the victims rights and support bill – it is available here. My office has been contacted by many...
Appealing to conscience to overturn the Ellis Defence

Appealing to conscience to overturn the Ellis Defence

David’s opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald today identifies the continuing unfairness to victims of abuse in the Catholic Church of the ‘Ellis Defence’. The full text of the piece is below, or can be viewed online here. We are calling on the...