Outrage over plan to cap abuse claims | Law

Outrage over plan to cap abuse claims

Associate Professor Anna Cody speaks to The Sydney Morning Herald (27 May 2013).

Community Legal Centres NSW chairwoman Anna Cody said the law will disadvantage thousands of victims who have already lodged claims and make it harder for others in future.

Since the introduction of the bill this month, funds have been frozen and the Victims Services unit has come to a standstill. Visitors to its website are told that until the legislation is passed, it is ''unable to accept or process any new applications for financial assistance or accept any new applications for compensation''.

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