The Commission of Inquiry into Forensic DNA Testing in Queensland

On 6 June 2022, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced an independent Commission of Inquiry into Forensic DNA Testing in Queensland.

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 is being conducted by the former President of the Court of Appeal, retired judge Mr Walter Sofronoff KC.

The Commission will receive submissions and hold public and private hearings in a manner the Commissioner sees fit.

The Commission commenced on 13 June 2022 and a final report will be provided by 13 December 2022 to the Premier and Minister for Olympics, the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, and the Attorney-General and Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

Read the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry.


Last reviewed
9 September, 2022
Last updated
29 September, 2022