Following on from this inquiry, a new Commission of Inquiry to examine DNA Project 13 concerns was established on 5 October 2023.
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 was being conducted by the former President of the Court of Appeal, retired judge Mr Walter Sofronoff KC.
The Commission commenced on 13 June 2022, and received submissions and held both public and private hearings.
On 13 December 2022, the final report was provided to the Commissioner for Police, Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 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.
It is understood that this may be a difficult time for Queenslanders, particularly for victims and their families and encourage them to reach out for additional support if needed.
- Last reviewed
- 15 December, 2022
- Last updated
- 13 October, 2023