Removal of time limitations barrier may prompt child abuse victims to speak out

Feb. 24, 2015, 6:24 pm, The Courier, Australia

ONE less hurdle for victims of child abuse in Victoria has now been removed.

Victims of child abuse in this state will be able to seek civil damages regardless of when the abuse occurred thanks to new laws to remove complex time limitations.

The change in state laws was a result of the Betrayal of Trust report by the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the handling of child abuse of religious and other non-government organisations.

This will mean victims who suffered abuse decades ago will still be able to  . . .

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  • Iain Pattison
    commented 2015-02-24 15:58:44 -0600
    Wow this awful world just became a better place. Even if you don’t think the world is an awful place it still needs to improve a lot. About time the statute of limitations was removed from the heinous crime of child abuse.
    I say to the state of Victoria in Australia very well done indeed.
    I hope that the statute of limitations for child abuse is removed all over the world.
    Hopefully more people will speak up now & begin to heal and further child abuse will be prevented.
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