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new child abuse bill introduced

wa victims of child sex abuse who did not report their abuse within six years may soon be eligible to seek compensation after the state government introduced a bill in parliament to remove the statutory limitation period. if passed, the bill would clear the way for victims of historical sexual abuse, including abuse that took place within government or religious institutions, to take legal action. attorney general john quigley and premier mark mcgowan (centre) announced the bill on wednesday.  photo: twitterthe royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse found the average time for a victim to disclose child sexual abuse was 22 years. the current wa law prevents civil claims for sexual abuse-rel...