Lawyers warn of obstacles if protections increase for abuse victims | Law

Lawyers warn of obstacles if protections increase for abuse victims

Associate Professor Annie Cossins speaks to ABC News (22 October 2015) regarding changes to the way children who say they have experienced sexual abuse are treated in the NSW court system. 

"It is a very important initiative for children, just because of the need to capture their evidence around about the age at which they first report to the police, if you like. It's a way of ensuring that their evidence is fresh rather than there being delays before they get to court, for example.

"And it's a way of the jury hearing and seeing the child, albeit recorded, hearing and seeing the child around about the time that the allegation or the report was first made to the police."

Listen to the full interview here.