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We are going to keep children and young people safe. As part of the process of improving safety, the Government has organised independent reviews to leave no stone unturned. These reviews will improve our systems and processes and make sure people are responsible for their actions.

These reviews are not run by the Department of Premier and Cabinet or the Tasmanian State Service. The Government is not involved in these processes.

Review of the Commission of Inquiry Act 1995

The Attorney-General, the Hon Guy Barnett, has asked the Tasmania Law Reform Institute to look at how the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1995 (Tas) and the Evidence Act 2001 (Tas) section 194K work.

Read the Terms of Reference

The Blake Review

The Blake Review looked at the actions of Heads of Agency and whether their conduct breached the Tasmanian State Service Code of Conduct. This review was run by former Tasmanian Auditor-General Mike Blake AM.

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The Woolcott Review

The Premier, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff, launched two reviews in November 2023.

The Woolcott Review looks at the actions of government agencies, their impacts, resources and responses to information and concerns raised by the Commission. This review is being run by former Australian Public Service Commissioner Peter Woolcott AO.

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Personal Information Protection Act exemption

The Attorney-General has approved an exemption under the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 to enable information to be provided to the Independent Reviewer. For more details, please see the Government Gazette 5 June 2024

While formal submissions have now closed, the Review can be contacted on a confidential basis by writing to woolcottreview@tas.gov.au.


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