Welcome reform for older survivors of child sexual abuse

COTA NSW welcomes the State Government’s decision to abolish the time limit for civil claims by survivors of child sexual abuse against their abusers. Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton yesterday introduced legislation to the NSW Parliament which will allow survivors of child abuse to claim for damages regardless of when it occurred.

Welcome reform for older survivors of child sexual abuse

Welcome reform for older survivors of child sexual abuse

Released: 17-Feb-2016

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COTA NSW welcomes the State Government’s decision to abolish the time limit for civil claims by survivors of child sexual abuse against their abusers. Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton yesterday introduced legislation to the NSW Parliament which will allow survivors of child abuse to claim for damages regardless of when it occurred. 

“The Attorney-General said that there should be no use-by date for justice for survivors of child abuse, and we laud this sentiment,” said COTA NSW CEO Ian Day. “As the ongoing Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed, many older people have lived with the legacy of child sexual abuse for decades. Following the State Government’s reform, they are in a better position to bring their experiences to light.”

For more information about this reform, go to: www.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/media-news/media-releases/2016/Justice-for-.aspx

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