The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Submission on Prisoners and Victims Claims Bill 2005


  • While Caritas understands the motivation to seek compensation for victimes from a payout to offenders, we strongly oppose this bill.
  • The bill will not ultimately benefit victims because offenders will be discouraged from making claims.
  • The bill will result in a reduced ability to control prison abuse through court action.

See also the 2006 submission on victims' rights and the 2010 submission on the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (Expiry and Application Dates) Amendment Bill.

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