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The Commission of Inquiry into Forensic DNA Testing in Queensland

September 2022

On 6 June 2022, the Queensland Government announced the Commission of Inquiry into Forensic DNA Testing in Queensland, to be conducted by the former President of the Court of Appeal, retired judge Mr Walter Sofronoff KC.

The Inquiry was established to ensure transparency, identify opportunities for improvement and ensure public confidence in the collection of DNA and the testing and analysis undertaken in Queensland, and in the criminal justice system more broadly.

The Commission of Inquiry commenced on 13 June 2022.

The Commission has provided an interim report to the Queensland Government. Read the Report concerning use by Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services of certain evidentiary statements (PDF 3080 kB).

Concerned victims or persons seeking information in relation to the Government’s response to the Inquiry can obtain information from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) or call the dedicated QPS hotline on 1300 993 191.

The Commission will provide its final report to the Queensland Government by 13 December 2022.

Last updated: 20 September 2022