knowmore legal service will today officially launch its Perth office. The Perth office will be opened by MP Steve Irons.read more
Victorian Aboriginal Forum on Royal Commission a chance to deliver culturally appropriate information
knowmore legal service is taking part in an important Victorian Koori-specific forum on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.read more
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Victims of child sexual abuse at the hands of Christian Brothers across Australia are being invited to approach the church for extra compensation and or lifelong counselling.
More survivors come forward to Royal Commission about sexual abuse experiences Away from the public glare of the child sex abuse Royal Commission hundreds of victims have been giving their accounts to the inquiry in private. Around 1500 people have so far told a Royal...
The Government’s decision to provide further funding for knowmore means the legal needs of survivors of child sexual abuse
Laws to remove limitation periods for victims of child sexual abuse to take civil action against perpetrators and institutions will be enacted by a re-elected Liberal National Government, Premier Colin Barnett said today.
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Since the announcement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse there has been increased demand for support services. The Australian Government wants to provide support to those affected by the Royal Commission and those engaging with the National Redress Scheme, when it commences in 2018, so the Department of Social Services (DSS) is funding a range of services, including counselling, case management, advice and support.
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An organisation working day in and day out to provide independent, free legal advice and assistance to people who were victims of institutional child sexual abuse has been presented with the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) 2016 Civil Justice Award.read more
Today is the last day if you’re wanting to tell your story to the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse.read more
he Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced her government plans to scrap age limits on lawsuits for victims of child sexual abuse.read more