The Victorian Government has announced a Board of Inquiry into historical child sexual abuse at Beaumaris Primary School and certain other government schools. The inquiry will focus on a significant cluster of known abuse at Beaumaris Primary School, as well as other government schools where the same former employees worked, in the 1960s and 1970s.
The aim of the Inquiry
The Inquiry will give victim-survivors the opportunity to put their experiences on the public record. By doing this it will seek to provide a level of closure and healing for victim-survivors, secondary victims, and communities.
Chair and terms of reference
Kathleen Foley SC has been appointed to chair the Inquiry.
The Inquiry will conduct its work in accordance with these Terms of Reference, delivering its final report to Government by 28 February 2024.
- Download the terms of reference (PDF) on the Victorian Government Gazette website
- You can also search for the Terms of reference by visiting the Victorian Government Gazette website. Search for Special Gazette number S339 dated 28 June 2023
For more information, visit the Inquiry’s website.