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Previous Royal Commissions

For details of previous Royal Commissions, see the following pages:

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was established on 13 March 2014 by the former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Hon Quentin Bryce AC CVO.

On 28 July 2016, former Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

The Royal Commission into the Detention and Protection of Children in the Northern Territory was established to enable the swift inquiry into the treatment of children detained in detention facilities and child protection in the Northern Territory.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established in response to allegations of sexual abuse of children in institutional contexts that had been emerging in Australia for many years.

The then Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard, MP, announced the decision to establish a Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse on 12 November 2012.

The Commission was established on 14 December 2017 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd). The Commissioner, the Honourable Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC, submitted his final report to the Governor-General on 1 February 2019.