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Labor must not cause more pain for sexual assault victims and their families

Last night the Legislative Council passed an amendment moved by the Liberal Nationals that preserved the legal status quo for the families of deceased sexual assault victims.

The Liberal Nationals’ amendment ensures these families can continue to speak about their deceased loved one and puts a stop to Daniel Andrews’ plan to silence them unless a court order is obtained.

The Liberal Nationals’ amendment will now be considered by the Legislative Assembly and today Daniel Andrews and Labor’s Attorney-General, Jill Hennessy have a clear choice.

Will Labor accept the right of victims’ families to speak out and back these amendments or will they maintain their absurd and hurtful position seeking to silence those who have already suffered too much?

It’s time for Daniel Andrews and Jill Hennessy to admit they made a terrible mistake in the way they have handled this issue and let the Liberal Nationals’ amendment pass as quickly as possible.

The suffering families of deceased sexual assault deserve to urgently know what Daniel Andrews and Jill Hennessy plan to do.

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