Anyone charged with the murder of a child can avail of the current law to prevent them from being named.
Jim O’Callaghan and Jen Murnane O’Conn have drafted a Bill that changes this. The public should know the names of persons prosecuted for these terrible offences.
It’s now possible to read why Jim O’Callaghan drafted a new bill to amend Section 252 of the Children's Act and why the public deserve to know the names of those prosecuted for killing children.
He thinks there’s benefit in having politicians who spent part of their lives working in environments outside of politics and it helps him to develop more and become a better politician.