Submissions

We advocate at all levels of government to ensure that the Royal Commission’s recommendations are fully implemented, and that all victims and survivors of child abuse receive fair and equitable treatment, regardless of where they live.

Search the submissions library for knowmore’s submissions to government committees, inquiries, reviews and the Royal Commissions. For information about our systemic advocacy, please contact knowmore’s Law Reform and Advocacy team at advocacy@knowmore.org.au or via the Contact Us page.

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Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on Criminal Law (Raising the Age of Responsibility) Bill QLD 2021

knowmore's submission to the QLD Community Support and Services Committee on the proposal to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility (November 2021).

Making institutions safer

Submission on Queensland’s Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021

knowmore's submission to the Queensland Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the proposed introduction of an inspector of detention services (November 2021).

Making institutions safer

Submission on Queensland’s Child Protection Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

knowmore's submission to the Queensland Community Support and Services Committee on proposed child protection system reforms (October 2021).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on NSWLRC Open Justice Draft Proposal paper

knowmore's submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Open Justice Review into court and tribunal information in response to its June 2021 Draft Proposal paper (August 2021).

Making institutions safer

Submission on Queensland’s Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

knowmore's submission to the Queensland Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on proposed youth justice reforms (March 2021).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on the New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s Open Justice Review consultation paper

knowmore's submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Open Justice Review into court and tribunal information in response to its December 2020 consultation paper (February 2021).

NRS advocacy

Submission on a new governance standard to require charities to join the National Redress Scheme

knowmore’s submission to Treasury on proposed reforms to require registered charities to take all reasonable steps to participate in the NRS (January 2021).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on improving the response of the justice system to sexual offences

knowmore’s submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry Improving the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences (December 2020).

NRS advocacy

Submission on National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Technical Amendments) Bill 2020

knowmore's submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on minor reforms to the National Redress Scheme (October 2020).

NRS advocacy

Submission on the second anniversary review of the National Redress Scheme

knowmore's submission to the second anniversary review of the NRS on the operation of the Scheme and priority areas for reform (September 2020).