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Children better protected under new laws

Thursday 17 September 2015

Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard has announced new laws to better protect children in NSW.

In a media release issued today, Mr Hazzard said that under the new laws, people convicted and imprisoned for murder, the indecent or sexual assault of a child, child pornography, or incest with a child victim will never be able to appeal to overturn a ban on them working with children.

“Most people will agree that convicted criminals who have committed serious sexual or violent offences against children and who have served jail time should never be allowed to work with our children,” Mr Hazzard said.

Read the full media release (PDF 115.3KB)