knowmore looks forward to working with the new National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and helping to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
“Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a pillar of knowmore’s work and we are excited to see the impact of this role on a national level” Jackie Mead, CEO of knowmore Legal Service.
knowmore is a national legal service which supports survivors of child abuse. knowmore’s work is trauma-informed, survivor focused, and culturally safe. knowmore works with survivors and listens to their needs, ensuring that the organisation is led by the voices of survivors.
“We know that the voices of survivors must be heard to lead us forward. We will call on the strengths and ideas of survivors of childhood abuse when working with the new National Commissioner to drive the change that we know is needed.” Jackie Mead.
knowmore supports survivors exploring their redress and compensation options, including providing support for people applying for the National Redress Scheme, the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme and the Victorian Stolen Generations Reparations Package.
“Our work with survivors across Australia gives us unique insight into how important this National Commissioner role is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. We have high hopes this new role will bring critical change and we applaud the Australian Government for announcing this position.” Gary Oliver, Director of First Nations Engagement.
For more information or to arrange media interviews with a local representative, contact media officer Philippa Hambling on 0418 232 906.