The Tasmanian Government has finalised and released the Terms of Reference for the independent investigation into the serious allegations regarding a deceased former employee of the Launceston General Hospital.

The outcomes will be released to the public and the investigation will report to the Attorney-General and the Minister for Health.

Maree Norton has been appointed to undertake the investigation.

Ms Norton has strong experience across a range of legal areas, and the Department of Justice will also provide administrative support for the conduct of the Investigation.

The Terms of Reference are now available at: https://www.justice.tas.gov.au/news_and_events/investigation-into-ths-child-sexual-abuse-allegations

Details regarding how members of the public will be able to provide information to the investigation will be outlined shortly.

We know this has been a very difficult time for many in our community, and we are committed to supporting anybody who comes forward with information.

We can assure the Tasmanian community the Government will take any action that is necessary, and any actions being taken will be communicated to our staff and also publicly.

We are committed to ensuring we have the policies, practices and procedures in place to protect Tasmania’s children and young people.

Available support services include:
– 1800 RESPECT
– Laurel House (03) 6334 2740 (Launceston), (03) 6431 9711 (Burnie and Devonport)
– Lifeline on 13 11 14
– Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) on 1800 697 877
– Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277

Elise Archer, Attorney-General