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Commissioners

On Friday, 11 January 2013 the then Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, appointed six Commissioners for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. To assist the Commissioners, Ms Gail Furness SC was appointed as Senior Counsel Assisting.

The Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM

Chair of the Royal Commission and Judge of Appeal in New South Wales

Justice Jennifer Coate

The Hon. Justice Jennifer Coate

Judge of the Family Court of Australia

Commissioner Bob Atkinson AO APM

Commissioner Bob Atkinson AO APM

Former Queensland Police Service Commissioner

Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM

Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM

Productivity Commissioner

Commissioner Helen Milroy

Commissioner Helen Milroy

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Commissioner Andrew Murray

Commissioner Andrew Murray

Former Senator for Western Australia

Ms Gail Furness SC

Ms Gail Furness SC

Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission

Counsel Assisting appointed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General who appeared at a Royal Commission hearing

  • Angus Stewart SC
  • Jeremy Kirk SC
  • Sophie David SC
  • Andrew Naylor
  • Caroline Spruce
  • David Barrow
  • David Lloyd
  • Hayley Bennett
  • Juliet Lucy
  • Madeleine Ellicott
  • Maria Gerace
  • Naomi Sharp
  • Peggy Dwyer
  • Simeon Beckett
  • Stephen Free

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