Arbitrary and brutal' NSW compensation changes spark UN complaint | Law

Arbitrary and brutal' NSW compensation changes spark UN complaint

Associate Professor Anna Cody speaks to The Sydney Morning Herald (21 May 2013) about changes to the victims' compensation scheme.

The Community Legal Centres NSW chairperson Anna Cody said the law will not only disadvantage thousands of victims already in the claims system, it will make it even harder for female victims of crime to claim in the future.

The complaint says the government bill runs counter to the UN's recommendations on reparation for women who have been subjected to violence.

The changes will reduce the maximum compensation payouts to victims of crime from $50,000 to $15,000.

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