If you have legal questions or concerns about telling your story to the Royal Commission, you should contact knowmore, a free legal advisory service for people who would like legal advice either before, or at any point after, contacting the Royal Commission.
knowmore is a confidential, free legal advice service to help people navigate the Royal Commission. knowmore has been established by the National Association of Community Legal Centres Inc with funding from the Australian Government. It is completely separate from the Royal Commission. It offers a free national advice line and where possible will see people in person as needed. It can help with:
- Legal information and advice about the Royal Commission’s powers, procedures and guidelines and the range of options available for engaging with the Royal Commission
- Advice on related legal issues such as the effect of confidentiality agreements in past proceedings and the availability of compensation
- Help with writing statements and submissions
knowmore does not provide legal representation for people appearing before the Royal Commission but, if needed, can help you with finding suitable representation and to access funding for it.
knowmore’s staff includes lawyers, counsellors, social workers and Aboriginal liaison officers.
knowmore’s national free advice line is 1800 605 762
Further information about the services knowmore provides can be found at: www.knowmore.org.au