Laws removing child sexual abuse limitation periods passed
By Felicity-Caldwell, Brisbane Times, November 8, 2016
Victims of child sexual abuse will be able to pursue civil legal action in Queensland, regardless of when or where it happened, after new laws passed in parliament.
Previously, survivors could only pursue civil action within three years of their 18th birthday.
The LNP also had a win during the debate, with one of their amendments passing - despite the government opposing it.
Labor MPs did not call a division after losing a vote to amend the bill, meaning victims will be able to . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.