NSW Government to introduce tougher laws for concealing child abuse after Maitland petition started by pastor Bob Cotton

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
Updated November 13 2018 - 5:14am, first published November 12 2018 - 3:30am
CAMPAIGN: Abuse survivors Peter Gogarty, Paul Gray, Attorney General Mark Speakman and pastor Bob Cotton.

The NSW Government will introduce harsher penalties for concealing child abuse thanks to a Maitland-born push to up the maximum jail term.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.