Lawyer calls for continuation of 'child abuse royal commission'

Jan 31, 2017, 09:10 PM

A lawyer representing victims of child sexual abuse is calling on the Federal government to extend the term of the national royal commission.

The final public hearing is due to start next week, when consultations will also begin on a national redress scheme.

Jason Parkinson from Porters Lawyers told The World Today's Emily Bourke that he also has grave concerns that the scheme could compromise the common law rights of child abuse victims.