About the Royal Commission
How the Royal Commission works
The Royal Commission is independent of all Australian governments. 3 Royal Commissioners have been appointed. They will inquire into and investigate the matters referred to in the terms of reference and make recommendations.
The Commissioners use:
- private sessions,
- hearings; and
to investigate the issues set out in the terms of reference.
Under the Letters Patent, the Royal Commissioners are required to submit:
- an interim report by 11 August 2022. This report provided commentary on:
- summary of work undertaken
- preliminary observations
- recommendations about urgent and immediate issues
- a final report and their recommendations no later than 17 June 2024.
These reports will outline the results of the investigation and the Commissioner’s recommendations.