Royal Commission reflections with SAMSN’s Julie Blyth

Author: knowmore, Category: Royal Commission advocacy, Jurisdiction: National

In this video, Julie Blyth, Community Engagement Manager at the Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN), shares her reflections on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) with Melanie Morgan from knowmore’s Law Reform and Advocacy team.

Julie shares her thoughts about what it was about the Royal Commission’s approach that supported so many survivors to come forward, often for the first time, to speak about what had happened to them as children.

5 years on from the end of the Royal Commission, Julie reflects on the Royal Commission’s impact and what the Royal Commission meant to survivors.

She also shares her views about the priority areas for change in the next 5 years. Julie also talks about the important work SAMSN does to support male survivors of childhood abuse.

Julie shares her thoughts about what more needs to be done to make sure more survivors can access the support they need. This video was recorded as part of work being led by knowmore to acknowledge the 5th anniversary of the Royal Commission. You can see more of our Royal Commission reflections at

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To receive free legal advice and support, please contact knowmore on 1800 605 762. Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse can also contact SAMSN for support on 1800 472 676 or at