Almost 20 years have passed and six premiers have held office in Tasmania since the Greens first called for a commission of inquiry into child sexual abuse in the state.
- A commission of inquiry will this year examine Tasmanian government institutions’ responses to allegations of child sexual abuse
- The Tasmanian Greens tried in 2003 and 2004 to establish a similar Commission of Inquiry
- Advocates say the inquiry is an important chance to overcome the secrecy that has existed around institutional abuse for too long
In November, Premier Peter Gutwein, under increasing pressure as allegations relating to three departments came to light, announced a commission of inquiry to investigate Tasmanian government agencies’ responses to…