Limitation Removed for Child Sexual Abuse

Third reading of Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Bill 2017. This will now become law in the next few months. The purpose of this bill is to amend the Civil Liability Act 2002 and the Limitation Act 2005 in order to remove the limitation periods in respect of civil actions for child sexual abuse. Victims , and particularly those who were children at the time of the abuse, will now be able to start legal proceedings against the perpetrators and institutions responsible.