Attorney-General's
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd). The Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC has been appointed as the Chair of the Royal Commission. Mr Sackville will be supported by five other Commissioners: • Ms Barbara Bennett PSM • Dr Rhonda Galbally AC • Ms Andrea Mason OAM • Mr Alastair McEwin • The Hon John Ryan AM • The Hon Roslyn Atkinson AO (appointed 13 September 2019) The Letters Patent for the Royal Commission, which formally appoint the Commissioners, also outline the Commission’s terms of reference. The Commissioners are required to provide an interim report no later than 30 October 2020, and a final report no later than 29 April 2022.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding

  • Established By / Under

    Governor-General

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    6

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    4 April 2019

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon. Ronald Sackville AO QC 4 April 2019 29 April 2022
Commissioner Dr. Rhonda Galbally AC 4 April 2019 29 April 2022
Commissioner Ms. Andrea Mason 4 April 2019 29 April 2022
Commissioner Mr. Alastair McEwin 4 April 2019 29 April 2022
Commissioner The Hon. John Francis Ryan AM 4 April 2019 29 April 2022
Commissioner The Hon. Roslyn Atkinson AO 13 September 2019 29 April 2022
Commissioner Ms. Barbara Bennett 4 April 2019 29 April 2022
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