Tasmanian Government to Change Laws for Deeds

Survivor advocate Artemis Legal welcomes the Tasmanian government recent consideration of a bill permitting courts to set aside deeds entered into for childhood sexual abuse on the grounds of it being “just and equitable”. This is one really important step forward for survivors of abuse who have been unfairly compensated through the Towards Healing scheme or other earlier schemes. Recent changes in Tasmanian law regarding limitations has also contributed to the broadening and strengthening rights of survivors.

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NSW Law reform on deeds

New South Wales government is currently being pressured to follow in recent legislative changes from Queensland Western Australia and Tasmania regarding the setting aside of deeds for child sexual abuse. Law reform is required to allow deed to be set aside for compensation for earlier child sexual abuse on the grounds of being just and equitable. Many survivors of abuse agreed modest sums of money in return for releasing the church for all claims despite on many occasions there being catastrophic or long-standing psychiatric implications of the abuse. Artemis Legal encourages anyone with a earlier deed of release to contact us for a complete review at no cost.

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Cardinal Pell Conviction Upheld

The recent news that Cardinal Pell has failed in his appeal in relation to his convictions of child sexual abuse has been welcomed by many survivors of abuse and is welcomed by Artemis Legal. Cardinal Pell was the architect of the compensation scheme called the Melbourne Response in the early 1990s. And it was the Melbourne Response that was the basis of the national Towards Healing Scheme which short changed and silenced my survivors of abuse. Justice is a very important part of the healing process for any survivor.

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