The Commission

The Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government's Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings was established on 15 March 2021 by Order (PDF, 478.7 KB) of the Governor of Tasmania.

Under its terms of reference (PDF, 191.1 KB), the Commission’s inquiry will focus on the adequacy and appropriateness of the Tasmanian Government’s current responses to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

The Commission will submit its report and recommendations to the Governor of Tasmania by 31 August 2022.

Read more about the scope and focus of the inquiry.

Call for submissions

The Commission is inviting written submissions relevant to its terms of reference (PDF, 191.1 KB).

The Commission wants to hear from victim-survivors and supporters of children who have been affected by current issues in responding the Tasmanian Governments's responses to child sexual abuse in institutional settings. It also wants to hear from other individuals, groups and organisations whose insights, experiences and ideas will inform the Commission’s understanding of the current challanges or gaps in the Tasmanian Government’s responses to child sexual abuse and will help to identify opportunities for change.

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 2 July 2021.

Find out more about how to make a submission.


Acknowledgment of country

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of this land and acknowledge Elders, past and present.


© 2021 Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse