Beyond Abuse

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Who We Are

Organisation Profile

Beyond Abuse is operated by people that include survivors of sexual abuse, so is positioned to provide non-judgemental, objective and survivor-focused guidance and support to survivors. Our organisation also helps survivors access appropriate therapeutic, mental health, legal, financial and recovery support services.

Beyond Abuse is a registered charity providing support and advocacy for survivors of child abuse since 2005. This includes: delivering direct support to survivors; assisting survivors to access appropriate health care and other support services; working with Governments to develop legislation and policy; working with organisations to improve child safety practices; and, communicating with media.

Who We Are

About Our Organization

What We Do


Beyond Abuse is well known for its advocacy. Our founder, Steve Fisher, is a regular media spokesperson regarding sexual abuse, in particular institutional abuse. Using his own experiences, Steve did not want any survivor of abuse  to have to navigate himself or herself through the complex and confusing system that is currently in place.

Beyond Abuse works with governments to improve legislation and policy to provide better rights and services to survivors of abuse. For example Beyond Abuse has supported implementation of recommendations of the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (criminal justice reforms and civil litigation reforms). Beyond Abuse has been active across Australia in supporting legislation to allow past unjust settlements to be set aside.


Steve Fisher

Executive Director

Steve was the first person in Tasmania to be afforded a court order to be named in the media as a survivor of Sexual Abuse and assisted with the law reform to allow survivors to identify themselves without needing a court order.

Beyond Abuse maintains associations with colleagues in other states, including Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the ACT who can give advice and help survivors get the justice they deserve.

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