Berejiklian government says laws will allow thousands to seek compensation

Survivors of child sexual abuse will be able to sue churches and other institutions under changes to New South Wales’s civil litigation laws.

The state’s attorney general, Mark Speakman, on Sunday said the state government would remove legal barriers that have stopped victims from seeking justice, based on recommendations from the royal commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

“These reforms will provide access to new avenues to allow survivors to pursue compensation so they can focus on recovering and moving forward with their lives,” he said.

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