The Royal Commission
knowmore was formed in 2013 to support people in providing information to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. During the Royal Commission knowmore conducted or participated in 1,684 community outreach and liaison events Australia-wide and provided assistance to 7,052 survivors.
knowmore also made a number of submissions to the Royal Commission, one of which called for the establishment of an independent redress scheme as the most effective way of providing justice to survivors.
The Royal Commission concluded in December 2017 after conducting 57 public hearings and 8,013 private sessions.
The National Redress Scheme
The National Redress Scheme was set up by the ‘National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018’, which passed into law in June 2018. The National Redress Scheme commenced on 1 July 2018.
From 1 July 2018, knowmore has worked to help survivors of institutional child sexual abuse navigate the National Redress Scheme.
With Commonwealth Government funding in 2022 knowmore now helps all survivors of child sexual abuse navigate their legal options with free legal advice and a range of support services. Read more about knowmore’s services.
knowmore provides legal advice and financial counselling support for Stolen Generations survivors in relation to the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme.