Information for witnesses
Information for witnesses engaging with the Royal Commission
Practice Guideline – Witnesses affected by Robodebt
This Practice Guideline relates to situations where a person affected by Robodebt, or a person related to a person affected by Robodebt, gives evidence to the Commission including in a public hearing.
Practice Guideline – Leave to Appear and Witnesses
This Practice Guideline sets out general guidance about applications for leave to appear and witnesses before the Commission.
Practice Guideline – Cross Examination of Witnesses
This Practice Guideline relates to the cross-examination of witnesses in the Robodebt Royal Commission.
Practice Guideline – COVID19
This Practice Guideline sets out general guidance about the COVIDSafe procedures the Commission will follow relating to the conduct of the Commission.
Legal financial assistance
The Australian Government provides legal financial assistance to individuals and entities to assist with meeting the reasonable costs of legal representation and disbursements associated with engaging with the Royal Commission.
The Royal Commission will need to identify and request the involvement of the individual or entity for them to become eligible to apply for legal financial assistance.
The legal financial assistance scheme is administered by the Attorney-General's Department, independently of the Royal Commission.
For further information, visit Legal assistance for people engaging with the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme or contact Legal Financial Assistance Casework, within the Attorney‑General's Department, on 02 6141 4770 or 1800 117 995 (between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm AEDT, Monday to Friday), or by email at email@example.com.