12 November 2012

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is announced

3 April 2013

First public hearing held at the County Court Victoria

May 2013

Royal Commission Act 1902 (Cth) amended to allow for private sessions

First private session of the Royal Commission was heard

8 July 2013

Official knowmore launch by Attorney General Mark Dreyfus MP QC

1800 line goes live from the Sydney office

September 2013

Case studies commenced with Case Study 01: Scouts and Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Service

March 2014

knowmore’s Melbourne office opens

March 2014

knowmore’s Brisbane office opens

March 2014

Negotiations commence with Royal Commission about prison engagement

April 2014

Prison engagement in NSW commences as a pilot program

April 2014

First Royal Commission case study report released

July 2014

knowmore’s Perth office opens

August 2015

Royal Commission’s Working With Children Checks report released

3 September 2015

knowmore’s funding extended to match extended reporting date for Royal Commission (December 2017)

September 2015

Royal Commission’s Redress and civil litigation report released

12 April 2016

Royal Commission holds its 5,000th private session

30 September 2016

Royal Commission closes registrations for private sessions

4 November 2016

Australian Government announces the establishment of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme

16 December 2016

knowmore’s Perth office closes

March 2017

Conclusion of prison engagement

March 2017

knowmore has conducted or participated in 1,684 community outreach and liaison events Australia wide

March 2017

Royal Commission releases report for Case Study 57: Nature, cause and impact of child sexual abuse concluding the case studies

May 2017

knowmore receives additional funding in Federal Budget to transition to redress related services

August 2017

Royal Commission’s Criminal justice report released

26 October 2017

Commonwealth Redress Scheme legislation introduced to Federal Parliament

14 December 2017

The Royal Commission’s final sitting

15 December 2017

Royal Commission delivers its final report (17 volumes) to the Governor-General

February 2018

Federal Government announced funding of $37.9m over 3 years for knowmore

21 June 2018

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 receives assent

1 July 2018

Commencement of National Redress Scheme

14 September 2018

knowmore’s Brisbane new office opened

20 September 2018

knowmore’s Melbourne new office opened

22 October 2018

National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

9 November 2018

knowmore’s Sydney new office opened

5 April 2019

Australian Government announces the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability