Family, Ageing, Community & Disability Services
22 Dec 2011
The collapse of a South Australian sexual abuse case involving intellectually disabled children has highlighted serious barriers to justice for some Australians, Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, said.
Senator Wright supports National Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes’ call for legal reform to give people with disabilities better access to justice by widening the avenues and means for courts to take evidence.
22 Nov 2011
Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (20:44): I rise to speak in relation to the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011. My Greens colleague Senator Rachel Siewert has already spoken on this bill, and I support her comments and the amendments she has proposed.