Outrage over plan to cap abuse claims

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Nobody knew why Roslyn Parker was nicknamed ”Matches” until 2009, when she revealed she had been raped 50 years earlier at the age of nine.

After the sexual abuse started, Roslyn ran away from home and would scream if anyone got too close to her. She was called ”Matches” because she would ”light up” so quickly.

Victims groups are so outraged by the changes that they have complained to the United Nations.

Roslyn (not her real name) hadn’t told a soul until her 36-year-old daughter, ”Jan” , disclosed she too had been sexually abused, when she was six.

Keeping these secrets for so long means neither mother nor daughter will be eligible for any compensation under the new Victims Rights and Support Bill, which will likely be passed by NSW Parliament this week.

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