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What’s the price of justice?

Written by on September 17, 2020

  • Convicted
    paedophile should be jailed
  • Position
    of trust abused, young lives destroyed
  • Government
    must act to ensure sentence is served

Labor
has called on the government to ensure that a convicted paedophile is jailed
for his crimes.

Shadow
Attorney General Ella Haddad said Peter John O’Neill’s victims have been denied
justice after suffering the most abominable crimes against them.

“O’Neill
worked in a position of trust in schools and grossly misused that position when
he sexually abused children and young people.

“That
abuse destroyed the lives of those young people, and many have not recovered
from it.

“In
sentencing, Justice Blow said O’Neill deserved a prison sentence. It is
inexcusable that the government has not done all it can to ensure that justice
is served.

“If
the cost of getting O’Neill back to Tasmania is the barrier to jailing him, this
is putting a price on the suffering of his victims.

“The court has done its job. O’Neill has been convicted and sentenced. What’s needed now is for the government to ensure that sentence is served.”

Ella Haddad
Shadow Attorney General

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