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Lawyers say Ellis defence reduces church payouts

As reported by the ABC AM program Lawyers for victims of sexual abuse say the Catholic Church has used a legal technicality to reduce compensation payouts to victims in hundreds of cases across Australia. The church argues its assets are held in a property trust, that can’t be held liable for historical cases of abuse, […]

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Gentrader inquiry saved in a good end to the year

Premier Keneally this week tried to shut down NSW Parliament in a blatant attempt to stifle a Parliamentary Inquiry in the recent sell-off of the NSW electricity industry by Treasurer Eric Roozendaal. Despite the best efforts of the Premier, the Treasurer and the Attorney General to bully committee members and potential witnesses, the inquiry will […]

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Victims Compensation Rights Must be Restored

There is a lot of rhetoric by both the Government and the Coalition on victims’ rights. These words ring hollow when they join together in Parliament to drastically cut the compensation payable to the victims of some of the most serious crimes in the State. Changes to victim’s compensation laws pushed through in the dying […]

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