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Read the Commission of Inquiry report

The Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday 26 September 2023.

Content warning

Please be aware that the content in the Report includes descriptions of child sexual abuse and may bring up emotions for some readers.

We encourage readers to take care while engaging with this content and seek support if needed. You can find a list of free, confidential services on the 'Get support' page.

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Report volumes

Volume 1 - Summary, recommendations and findings

Volume 2 - Establishment and context

Volume 3 - Children in schools

Volume 4 - Children in out of home care

Volume 5 - Children in youth detention

Volume 6 - Children in health services

Volume 7 - The justice system and victim-survivors

Volume 8 - Oversight, coordination and therapeutic support

The full Report can also be downloaded from the Commission of Inquiry website.


Visit the Parliament of Tasmania website to view a recording of the tabling of the Report. The recording can be found under the "Broadcast" tab.

Hard copies

Hard copies of The Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government's responses to child sexual abuse in institutional settings report can be accessed through the Libraries Tasmania catalogue.


Some details have not been included in the Report at the suggestion of the Commission. The Commission noted that these details may cause harm. These details may impact legal proceedings. They could also be used to identify a person who asked to be anonymous.

Any omissions are clearly marked in the Report. The Report also includes a note as to why an omission has been made.