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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Civil litigation advocacy

Submission on Queensland’s Personal Injuries Proceedings and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

knowmore's submission to the Qld Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on laws to stop claim farming and undesirable billing practices by law firms in personal injury claims (April 2022).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on women’s and girls’ experiences across the criminal justice system as victims and survivors of child sexual abuse

knowmore’s submission to the Qld Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce in response to Discussion Paper 3 on women’s and girls’ experiences across the criminal justice system as victims and survivors of sexual violence (April 2022).

Making institutions safer

Submission on the National Strategy Advisory Group

knowmore’s submission to the National Office for Child Safety on an advisory group model for the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse (February 2022).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on Queensland’s serious violent offences (SVO) scheme

knowmore’s submission to the Qld Sentencing Advisory Council’s review of the serious violent offences (SVO) scheme (January 2022).

Making institutions safer

Submission on Queensland’s Criminal Law (Raising the Age of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 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 Qld 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 Qld Community Support and Services Committee on proposed child protection system reforms (October 2021).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on improving victims’ experiences of summary criminal proceedings in Victoria

knowmore’s submission to the Vic Department of Justice and Community Safety on a review to improve victims’ experiences of summary criminal proceedings (September 2021).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on the New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s Open Justice Review 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 implementing the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020

knowmore's submission to the Department of Social Services on the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (July 2021).