Child Protection

Hunter abuse survivor Rob Roseworne has asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to review a 2013 decision not to prosecute a senior Catholic

Here is a classic example of why the failure of the NSW Government to increase the penalties for those who conceal Child Sex Abuse is ridiculous beyond belief. The following article will tell you how a child was sexually abused by a teacher at a religious school in the 1970’s, the School Principal was told […]

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Would you sign a petition calling for stronger penalties for people who conceal child sex abuse?

PUB CHAT: Pastor Bob Cotton discusses his petition for stronger penalties for concealing child sex abuse with patron Garry Broad at the Grand Junction Hotel. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Not many people would think a pastor would be the most popular man at the pub. But when that pastor is pushing for stronger penalties for people who […]

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PETITION TO INCREASE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR CONCEALING ABUSE

ABC Newcastle 26 July at 07:44 ·  📝 PETITION TO INCREASE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR CONCEALING ABUSE 👩‍⚖️ An advocate for child sexual abuse survivors in the Hunter region is ramping up his campaign to increase the penalty for people who conceal child sexual abuse. Maitland Pastor Bob Cotton has launched a website in a bid to have 10,000 people […]

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Survivors want tougher sentencing

This is my good friend Paul Gray. He was repeatedly abused by an Anglican priest who was protected for decades by his Bishops. This is why we must fight for sentencing that truly reflects the criminality of concealing child sex crimes. click to hear video Child abuse survivors say new NSW laws are not much […]

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Community expectations totally ignored – letter to the editor Maitland Mercury

The NSW Government’s failure to properly increase the sentence for concealing Child Sex Abuse is not only a slap to the face of the victims but it is totally out of step with what the public expects when it comes to sentencing those who protect and enable paedophiles. There is a storm coming. Soon, charges […]

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New child abuse laws slammed as ‘cruel joke’

New child abuse laws slammed by Maitland Pastor Bob Cotton and sexual abuse survivor Paul Gray Maitland Mercury – local news      Sage Swinton  OUTRAGE: Maitland Pastor Bob Cotton says new child abuse laws are inadequate. New child sex offence laws have been slammed as “a cruel joke and an insult to survivors” by Maitland […]

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Paul Gray and Bob Cotton interviewed relative to the new laws

Paul Gray and I had opportunity to be interviewed by Paul Turton of ABC Newcastle relative to the new laws for concealing Child Sex Abuse in NSW. It aired this morning Tues 10/07/18. We take up most of the first 20 mins but fast forward to 6.00 to cut to the chase. http://www.abc.net.au/…/…/programs/mornings/mornings/9937590

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NSW Attorney-General not considering tougher laws for child abuse concealers

NSW Attorney-General not considering tougher laws for child abuse concealers ABC Newcastle By Paul Turton Updated 10 Jul 2018, 8:42am PHOTO: Abuse survivor Paul Gray says NSW needs to change its laws to protect children. (ABC News: Paul Turton) RELATED STORY: Archbishop sentenced to 12 months’ detention for child abuse cover-up RELATED STORY: The sex abuse royal commission went to […]

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The NSW Government’s proposed new penalties for concealing Child Sex Offences are nothing short of an insult to survivors

The NSW Government’s proposed new penalties for concealing Child Sex Offences are nothing short of an insult to survivors and make a mockery of the Royal Commission. This might seem like a harsh statement but the fact is, if convicted paedophile protector Philip Wilson was subject to these proposed new sentences, he would be in […]