The Royal Commission of Inquiry's role ended when the report was presented to Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, on 26 November 2020.

The Department of Internal Affairs is the primary contact for all enquiries relating to the administration of the Royal Commission from 26 November 2020.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet are responsible for the response to the Royal Commission's report.


Media enquiries

Enquiries regarding the Government's response to the report should be directed to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.



Enquiries regarding the administration of the Royal Commission should be directed to the Department of Internal Affairs.



Official Information Act (OIA) requests

Access to official information about Royal Commission can be found in the final Minute.

 Read the final Minute


This sets out the suppression orders made under section 15 of the Inquiries Act 2013.

 Read the Inquiries Act 2013



Requests for information held by the Royal Commission of Inquiry can be filed with the Department of Internal Affairs.



Requests for information created by a Public sector agency and supplied to the Royal Commission should be directed to those agencies.


Website enquiries


Update: 10 December 2020

Since the report was delivered to the Governor-General, additional information about section 15 orders has been added across the report. This is to make it clear that the publication of names of anonymised individuals is strictly prohibited. 

For further information about the section 15 orders, please read the Minute 4: Final Minute.

Some grammatical and technical changes have also been made. No substantive change in words or meaning has occurred.


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