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Royal commissions

The following Royal Commissions are relevant to the work of the Department for Education.

Child Protection Systems Royal Commission

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission, headed by Justice Margaret Nyland, was established in August 2014.

The Royal Commission released an interim finding in June 2016. The state government announced on 21 June 2016 that it accepted the interim recommendations.

The Royal Commission presented its final report to the Governor of South Australia on 5 August 2016.

More information

Visit the Department for Child Protection's website for more information.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Australian Government has established a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.  The Royal Commission is investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse across Australia.

The commission presented its final report in December 2017.

The Australian Government and the Government of South Australia released their responses to this report in June 2018.

More information

Find out more about the South Australian government response.