Addressing liability for institutional child abuse: NSW leads the way in state and territory responses to the Royal Commission

Recently, the Civil Liability Amendment (Institutional Child Abuse) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was introduced into the New South Wales Parliament by Shadow Attorney-General, Paul Lynch. It is a groundbreaking step by NSW to update their liability for institutional child abuse before the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse (the Royal […]

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New Commonwealth Bill for Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

On 26 October 2017, the Commonwealth Social Services Minister Christian Porter introduced the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 (the Bill), which, as we mentioned in our previous article, delivers on the current Government’s promise to seek redress for survivors of institutional child abuse. Background to the Bill According to the Explanatory […]

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