Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander engagement
knowmore employs Aboriginal staff in our offices, who are regularly involved in assisting our clients. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement team also has a leading role in our outreach and community engagement activities, including our work in regional, rural and remote areas.
As a program of NACLC, the national peak body of Australia’s community legal centres, knowmore is committed to being guided by the vision, experience and expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and supporting their achieving, in ways of their choice, their goals of recognition, healing, reconciliation and access to justice.
NACLC and the knowmore staff are committed to ensuring that our services are delivered in ways that are culturally safe and respectful for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Be introduced to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement advisors. If you would like to have a yarn with Glendra, Sigrid, Dean or Robert give them a call through our free advice line number 1800 605 762.
When possible and appropriate, knowmore will work in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal service providers. NACLC and the knowmore staff recognise and respect the unique role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services and the Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, as specialist and culturally appropriate legal service providers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Australian Government funded
community-based support services
Since the announcement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse there has been increased demand for support services. The Australian Government wants to provide support to those affected by the Royal Commission and those engaging with the National Redress Scheme, when it commences in 2018, so the Department of Social Services (DSS) is funding a range of services, including counselling, case management, advice and support.
Learn more about our latest
activities and latest news
Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will have access to legal support services to help them access redress under the Commonwealth Redress Scheme.read more
Speech delivered by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to the Australian Parliament on October 22, 2018. This is a transcript of the speech which can be found on the Australian Parliamentary Hansard I move: that the House apologise to the victims and survivors of...read more
In all of its work, knowmore legal service acknowledges survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and their families and the ongoing, intergenerational suffering and trauma that they have experienced. Our service welcomes the national apology delivered to victims...read more