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Friday, 23 December 2011

Charges dropped - calls for court support

Further to this post from last week about the need for support for communication in courts, many have been distressed by this week's news that the sexual assault charges that stimulated the discussion have been dropped in South Australia because the prosecution did not think their witnesses with disabilities would be perceived as sufficiently reliable to secure a conviction.

Speech Pathology Australia put out this press release, Justice should extend to all Australians, and calls for further development of support strategies from several sources have cited a program already in place in Victoria as an example.

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