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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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).

Making institutions safer

Submission on Western Australia’s Children and Community Services Amendment Bill 2019

knowmore's submission to the WA Standing Committee on Legislation on mandatory reporting obligations and other child protection reforms (July 2020).

NRS advocacy

Supplementary submission to the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme

knowmore's supplementary submission to the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the NRS on exploitative practices of some firms (May 2020).

NRS advocacy

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme

knowmore's submission to the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the NRS on recommendations for improving the Scheme (April 2020).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on Tasmania’s Evidence (Children and Special Witnesses) Amendment Bill 2020

knowmore's submission to the Tas Department of Justice on a draft bill to introduce a pilot intermediary Scheme for survivors (April 2020).