Connect with us

National

Victoria to ‘urgently’ fix law that stops sexual assault survivors speaking out – The Guardian

State attorney general Jill Hennessy promises the majority of victims will not need a court order to go public

Published

on

Victoria will introduce amendments before the end of 2020 to urgently fix legislation that is preventing sexual assault survivors from speaking publicly without first getting a court order.
The states attorney general, Jill Hennessy, announced on Friday that legislation would be fast-tracked to ensure the majority of victims would not require a court order to speak out if they have given informed consent to being identified.
A law change that came into effect in February introduced a requireme…

Click here to view the original article.