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Liberals Must Listen to Survivors and Church Leaders and Commit to National Redress Scheme

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

While the Hodgman Liberals continue to drag their heels, Tasmania church leaders have joined forces to call for the State to join the National Child Abuse Redress Scheme.

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the National Redress Scheme is set to commence on 1 July 2019.  Tasmania has yet to commit.

Greens Commit to Redress Scheme for Victims of Institutional Child Abuse

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

The Premier's refusal to commit to the national redress scheme for victims of past sexual abuse, along with Labor's silence on the issue, are a slap in the face to the estimated 1,750 Tasmanian survivors who would be eligible under the scheme.

The National Redress Scheme was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and now has the commitment of the Federal Government to commence on 1 July next year.

Prisons at Breaking Point Under Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Justice spokesperson 

The Custodial Inspector’s Annual Report reveals a justice system in crisis under the Hodgman Liberals. The prison population is up by 10 per cent, on the back of a 15 per cent increase the year before.

The Liberals’ ‘tough on crime’ policies are turning one-time offenders into serial criminals, and making the community significantly less safe.

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