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28 September 2020
Welcome reform will ensure victims of sexual, domestic, and family violence can seek appropriate support
Last Friday, the NSW Attorney General, the Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP, announced that the NSW Parliament had passed some much-anticipated reforms which ensure frontline workers, as well as friends or family of adults who disclose sexual and domestic violence, will no longer risk facing prosecution for respecting a victim's wishes to not report the crime.
The amendments relate to section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900, which requires a person who knows or believes that a serious indictable offence has been committed to report it to the police.
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