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27
Oct

Liberal Nationals will move amendment to support victims of crime and their families

The Liberal Nationals will move an amendment to the Justice Legislation Amendment (Supporting Victims and Other Matters) Bill 2020, due to be debated in the Legislative Assembly tomorrow.

Under Labor’s proposed Bill, families of deceased sexual assault victims could be banned from speaking publicly about their loved one.

The Liberal Nationals’ amendment will seek to preserve the legal rights for the families of deceased sexual assault victims to speak publicly about their loved ones, victims’ rights and law reform.

Where the Attorney-General Jill Hennessy and the Andrews Labor Government choose secrecy, the Liberal Nationals choose transparency and will always prioritise the rights of victims and their families.

Openness and transparency in our justice system are critical.

The Liberal Nationals also call on Attorney-General Jill Hennessy to urgently bring forward the remaining reforms recommended by the Hon. Frank Vincent AO QC, in his September 2017 Report, Open Courts Act Review.

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