Victorian Aboriginal Forum on Royal Commission a chance to deliver culturally appropriate information
knowmore legal service is taking part in an important Victorian Koori-specific forum on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.read more
Independent legal advice available in Alice Springs to help people tell their story to the Royal Commission
The knowmore team will be visiting Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Elliot, Hermannsburg, Yuendumu and Papunya.read more
In the Media
Removing time limits that prevent historic child sex abuse victims pursuing civil compensation in Victoria will make little difference by itself, victims say.
Celibacy not a factor in child abuse, says brother Celibacy in religious institutions can turn some people into bitter ''lemons'' unable to reach out healthily to others - but is not a contributing factor to child abuse, a senior Christian Brother says. Learn more...
Today is the last day if you’re wanting to tell your story to the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse.
A milestone yesterday for survivors of institutional sex abuse in Queensland.
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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
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.
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activities and latest news
News Item - The Guardian, Australia Queensland to scrap age limits on child sex abuse victims' lawsuits The Guardian, Tuesday 2 August 2016 Learn more about our latest activities and latest news ...read more
Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territoryread more
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