Firstly, Thank you to anyone who is in support of this RC. No one has shown anything but great interest and empathy for those who were abused.
I don't know who this SimonSays character is though and I find him to be very rude and ignorant. It takes all kinds to make the world go round I suppose.
Today I was contacted by a staff member of the Royal Commission. I had sent my documents but had trouble with formatting. I had also emailed the person who is dealing with my part of Australia.
This is how thorough they are. Within minutes of sending off the email, my phone rang and it was one of the staff. She stayed talking with me for over an hour and typing as I answered questions. Then she strongly encouraged me to meet up with the commission. This has been something I am afraid of, due to family. She assured me that my identity will be completely hidden.
I asked her if they had that much time and she said........."Oh don't worry about that, this will be in about two months time, as there is much more going on and so many testimonials to gather"
I told this person that I was under the impression that this was a two week affair and then it would be wrapped up and on to the next group. "No. It's not going to be like that. We are still going for quite a long time and need to cover many who are giving testimonials."
I told this person that I was not after money and was told that it was not about compensation, but this RC will put people in touch with those who will seek compensation for victims. I was then given a legal body name and told it wouldn't hurt for me to seek compensation. I remain content to just give the facts and will be content with some changes that are put into place out of this mess.
This person felt I should at least contact the legal entity as it would assist with further addressing the costs involved with counselling and getting back on track. I said that I was already exhausted and had no energy for making a monetary claim..........
What I really want you people to know is that the Royal Commission may be over in terms of the live streaming, but it will not be over for a long time. Months to be exact. I didn't know this and find it a valuable piece of information.