Commissioner Helen Milroy to Speak at Royal Commission Victorian Aboriginal Forum

The Victorian Coalition of Aboriginal Agencies is pleased to announce that Commissioner Helen Milroy will be speaking at a state wide forum at Ballarat Lodge, Tuesday July 22.

The forum will focus on the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and will be open to all Aboriginal community members, staff and workers.

Also speaking at the forum will be a representative from knowmore, a legal service set up to assist people engaging with the Royal Commission.

knowmore employs male and female Aboriginal liaison officers who can assist Indigenous people with their legal queries. Victorian Aboriginal liaison officer Julieanne James is based in the Melbourne Office.

The Royal Commission has been set up to investigate instances of child sexual abuse that occurred in institutions such as foster homes, state care, schools, churches and children’s homes.

Aboriginal and mainstream support services are available for those people who would like to tell their story to the Royal Commission.

WHEN: Tuesday July 22
WHERE: Ballarat Lodge, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
TIME: 11am-3pm
Lunch provided

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Financial assistance for transport is available to communities.

For more information, please contact Alister McKeich at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service on 03 9418 5999 or Jeannie McIntyre at Link Up on 03 9470 3666 or go to www.healthepast.org

For free, independent legal advice about the Royal Commission please contact knowmore legal service on 1800 605 726.

If you were sexually abused as a child while in the care of an Australian institution and wish to share your story with the Royal Commission, you can register your interest by phoning 1800 099 340 or by email registerinterest@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

For more information about the Royal Commission visit www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au