Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Engagement
25% of the people who use our services identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Our Aboriginal staff members work across our city offices and in regional, rural and remote areas. If you would like to have a yarn with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement advisors Glendra, Sigrid, Dean, Robert (in Sydney), Fiona and Jade (in Melbourne), Margaret (in Perth), or Nikki and Lone (in Brisbane) give them a call on our free advice line 1800 605 762.
As a program of the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), knowmore is committed to being guided by the vision, experience and expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and supporting their achieving, in ways of their choice, their goals of recognition, healing, reconciliation and access to justice.
NACLC and the knowmore staff are committed to ensuring that our services are delivered in ways that are culturally safe and respectful for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
When possible and appropriate, knowmore works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal service providers. NACLC and the knowmore staff recognise and respect the unique role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services and the Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, as specialist and culturally appropriate legal service providers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
People engaging with the National Redress Scheme (NRS) can access a range of free services including counselling, case management, advice and support. For more information visit the NRS website.
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