On this page: SA Government response to the inquiry report Changes to child protection legislation Commission of Inquiry report Counselling
SA Government response to the inquiry report
The South Australian government tabled its initial response to this report in Parliament on 17 June 2008. The government has subsequently tabled an implementation report and four annual progress reports in Parliament. These reports are available to download.
Fourth Annual Progress Report (November 2012) (PDF 420KB)
Third Annual Progress Report (November 2011) (PDF 475kB)
Second Annual Progress Report (November 2010) (PDF 428kB)
First Annual Progress Report (November 2009) (PDF 399kB)
SA Government Response (June 2008) (PDF 160KB)
Implementation Statement (September 2008) (PDF 232KB)
Changes to child protection legislation
The Children’s Protection (Implementation of Report Recommendations) Amendment Act 2009 was passed by the South Australian Parliament on the 1 December 2009 and assented to on the 10 December 2009.
The Act is the government’s legislative response to key recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry. The Act includes changes to the child safe environment obligations of non-government and local government organisations including introducing criminal history assessments for people working with children.
The changes commenced 1 January 2011. For more information see Child Safe Environments on the Department for Families and Communities website.
Commission of Inquiry report
To get a free copy of the Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry report - email: DFCFamiliesRecordsManagementTeam@dfc.sa.gov.au
Warning: This report deals with allegations of abuse of children while in state care and in places contains graphic details which may be distressing.
Complete Report (PDF 2.8MB)
Introduction (PDF 490KB)
Chapter 1 - Approach and conduct of the Inquiry (PDF 191KB)
Chapter 2 - Statistics (PDF 49KB)
Chapter 3 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Introduction (PDF 42KB)
3.1 Institutional care (PDF 484KB)
3.2 Smaller group care (PDF 244KB)
3.3 Residential care units (PDF 125KB)
3.4 Foster care (PDF 288KB)
3.5 Family home (PDF 123KB)
3.6 Secure care (PDF 210KB)
Chapter 4 - State response (PDF 660KB)
Chapter 5 - Deaths of children in State care (PDF 493KB)
Chapter 6 - Keeping adequate records (PDF 146KB)
Appendices (PDF 134KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 6MB)
Summary (PDF 9MB)
Previous ReportsInterim Report (12 May 2005)2nd Interim Report - as to a particular matter (28 October 2005)CISC list of issues upon which the Commissioner seeks submissions (15 February 2007)
Anyone requiring counselling can phone the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion on 1800 188 118.
On this siteMullighan Inquiry - Children on the APY Lands