Child Protection Justice

A big change that started here in Maitland

I truly thank God that we have been able to help make the future safer for children. Hopefully, the other States and Territories will follow NSW’s lead.


We’re proud to have played a role in the campaign

We don’t think we could have said it better ourselves.

And if anyone would know how much the law change was wanted, it would be our readers.

For years, Pastor Bob Cotton has publicly called for stronger penalties for the crime.

Our sister paper The Advertiser first spoke to him about it back in July 2016.

But it has been in the past few months that both The Mercury and pastor Cotton have hit the issue hard.