Cassy O'Connor | Greens Leader
The Greens welcome the Gutwein Government’s recommendation of Marcia Neave AO as President of the Commission of Inquiry into child sexual abuse.
We believe Ms Neave’s experience as a judge, chair of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence and foundation chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission will serve the Commission of Inquiry well.
The Commission of Inquiry is critical to understanding the systematic failures within State services to protect children, including the lingering culture of secrecy and cover up.
We wish Ms Neave all the very best in her important role, once formally appointed by the Governor.
This is our opportunity to expose abuse, system failures and make the changes required to protect children into the future.
We strongly encourage all Tasmanians with information about the abuse of children in State care to submit to the Commission of Inquiry.