There are four important parts to how this Inquiry works.

It begins with setting guidelines, then moves into an information and evidence gathering phase, before the reports are produced to help the government decide what to do in the future.

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Setting up the Inquiry

At the beginning of the Inquiry guidelines are set about our focus and timeframe.

The most important of these is the Terms of Reference.

Read our Terms of Reference

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Collecting information

Information is collected from survivors at private sessions and by the Inquiry's research team. This information will be made anonymous and be used in reports and to work out themes for public hearings.

About private sessions

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Gathering evidence

Public hearings are a way to gather evidence and come up with findings about what happened and where the system failed.

About public hearings

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Producing reports

Two reports will be created for the Governor General based on the evidence gathered - one at the end of 2020 and the second in 2023.

Helpful information

What is the Inquiry about?

Learn why this Inquiry came about, what guides us and what it covers.

Our journey

See what has been happening since the Inquiry was announced in 2018 and what is planned for the next phase of the Inquiry.

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