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Shorten pledges extra $250m for Catholic schools legal fund

Bill Shorten

Boscutti Report - Shorten pledges extra $250m for Catholic schools legal fund

CANBERRA (Boscutti Report) — Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has promised to give the Catholic school sector an extra $250m under a new Labor government.

Mr Shorten said the money would be used to fund their legal campaign against historical and ongoing sexual offences.

Mr Shorten wrote to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference chairman, Denis Hart, promising the sector would be $250m better off in the first two years of a Labor government and billions over the decade.

‘We are committed to funding legal campaigns based on a proper ­assessment of their need, while also supporting their choice of legal strategies and legal teams,’ he wrote.


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