Child Protection

13,000 sign Pastor Bob Cotton’s petition for tougher penalties for concealing child sex abuse ~ Maitland Mercury

I thank the Good Lord for such a brilliant outcome in such a short time. Thanks also to everyone who helped collect signatures, encouraged us to keep at it and all those who signed. Hopefully now the Government will act according to the will of the people and increase the penalty thus deterring those within […]

Child Protection

Petition to increase penalties for concealing child sexual abuse nears 10,000 signatures at Thornton.

Here is a great video of Paul Gray collecting signatures in Thornton. We passed the 10,000 mark that afternoon. Thanks to everyone that signed the petition, next step is to pass it on to NSW Parliament and trust that they will increase the maximum penalty for those who protect paedophiles to at least five years. […]

Child Protection

Pastor Bob Cotton and Maurice Blackburn National Head of Abuse Law, Michelle James slam Catholic Church for not lifting seal of confession

The Roman Catholic Church’s decision to preserve the seal of the confessional is an arrogant and disgusting declaration that they will continue to deliberately and intentionally protect child rapists within in their ranks. The Catholic Church’s decision not to lift the seal of confession on abuse allegations means it will “continue to fail to act” on such accusations, […]

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Excellent new legislation from the NSW Government regarding Domestic Violence.

Until now, most domestic violence has been dealt with under Common Assault and carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment. If the perpetrator of the abuse puts their hands around the throat of the victim it will fall under new legislation specifically targeting strangulation and will attract a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment, […]

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Don’t go where

Don’t go where it is all fine music and grand talk and beautiful architecture; those things will neither fill anybody’s stomach, nor feed his soul. Go where the gospel is preached, the gospel that really feeds your soul, and go often. CH Spurgeon. He said it well!

Child Protection

Interview: Bob Cotton on Rema Catchup

We are very grateful to John Marks, CEO of Rhema FM 99.7, and his marvelous staff for the opportunity to share about the petition to increase the maximum penalty for those who conceal child sex offences. The full interview can be downloaded at the following link. https://rhemacatchup.com/live-interviews-geoff-snowden-int…/ RHEMACATCHUP.COM Interview: Bob Cotton – Rhema CatchUp Learn […]

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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 […]

Child Protection

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 […]

Child Protection

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 […]