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 to the inquiry into youth justice reform in Queensland

knowmore's submission to the Qld Youth Justice Reform Select Committee on youth justice reform in Queensland (January 2024).

NRS advocacy

Submission to the National Legal Assistance Partnership Review

knowmore’s submission to the independent review of the National Legal Assistance Partnership (NLAP) (November 2023).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on Queensland’s Victims of Crime Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

knowmore’s submission to the Qld Community Support and Services Committee on a bill to increase the amount of financial assistance for victims of crime (October 2023).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on Queensland’s Criminal Law (Coercive Control and Affirmative Consent) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

knowmore’s submission to the Qld Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on a bill to implement criminal justice reforms for victims and survivors (October 2023).

Civil litigation advocacy / NRS advocacy

Submission to the inquiry into the options available to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Western Australia who are seeking justice

knowmore’s submission to the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee inquiry on justice options for survivors (August 2023).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission to the inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework

knowmore's submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework (July 2023).

NRS advocacy

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

knowmore's supplementary submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme on the resourcing of knowmore and other support services (July 2023).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department on the specialised and trauma-informed legal services pilot for victims and survivors of sexual assault

knowmore’s submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department on the legal and support needs of victims and survivors throughout their engagement with the criminal justice system (May 2023).

Making institutions safer

Submission to the Inquiry into Tasmanian Adult Imprisonment and Youth Detention Matters

knowmore’s submission to the Tas Legislative Council Government Administration Committee ‘B’ on the provision of legal assistance and support to survivors in prison (April 2023).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission to the inquiry into support provided to victims of crime in Queensland

knowmore’s submission to the Qld Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the support provided to victims of crime (April 2023).

Criminal justice advocacy

Submission on the Northern Territory’s draft Criminal Justice Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences) Bill 2023

knowmore’s submission to the NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice on a draft bill to reform sexual offences in the NT Criminal Code (February 2023).

NRS advocacy

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

knowmore's submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme’s inquiry into the operation of the National Redress Scheme (February 2023).