knowmore legal service today welcomed news that the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse funding would be extended as a relief for survivors and others waiting to have their stories heard.read more
knowmore legal service will today officially launch its Perth office. The Perth office will be opened by MP Steve Irons.read more
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More survivors come forward to Royal Commission about sexual abuse experiences Away from the public glare of the child sex abuse Royal Commission hundreds of victims have been giving their accounts to the inquiry in private. Around 1500 people have so far told a Royal...
The Christian Brothers order has finally been forced to face their secret sins It was rule 85 that stated the most obvious: Brothers must not fondle their pupils. It entered the constitution of the Christian Brothers in 1962, a time when the order was supposedly...
Laws to remove limitation periods for victims of child sexual abuse to take civil action against perpetrators and institutions will be enacted by a re-elected Liberal National Government, Premier Colin Barnett said today.
An organisation working day in and day out to provide independent, free legal advice and assistance to people who were victims of institutional child sexual abuse has been presented with the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) 2016 Civil Justice Award.
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Positive news: Yesterday, the Queensland Parliament formally passed the Redress Scheme into law. https://t.co/RV8LfNBsQz
(2/2) At the same time, South Australia has removed the statute of limitations on survivors taking civil action against their abuser.
(1/2) We welcome the passage of legislation through SA Parliament yesterday, which formalises the Redress Scheme. T… https://t.co/YVDi5ws9yK
We welcome the announcement of the plans for a National Apology to be issued on Oct 22 by the Prime Minister. Survi… https://t.co/BmjSgwUmbs
The complete list of recommendations made by the Royal Commission can be found here: https://t.co/jWCEzgq6xr
(3/3) The RC made over 400 recommendations to improve safety for children & provide better access to justice for s… https://t.co/SOfCBSUf5R
(2/3) The impact of the crimes committed, and the organisations and institutions who were complicit in keeping abus… https://t.co/a2kfmN9eVC
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he Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced her government plans to scrap age limits on lawsuits for victims of child sexual abuse.read more
A milestone yesterday for survivors of institutional sex abuse in Queensland.read more
Time limits on legal claims by child sex abuse victims to be removed in Queensland JOINT STATEMENTPremier and Minister for the ArtsThe Honourable Annastacia PalaszczukAttorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and SkillsThe Honourable Yvette...read more