Progress has been made on the delivery of recommendations by the Commission of Inquiry into forensic DNA testing in Queensland.
The first progress report, tabled in parliament today, outlines work done in response to the Commission of Inquiry into Forensic DNA Testing in Queensland, conducted by Walter Sofronoff KC.
An additional $94.5 million in funding was announced today to continue this important reform.
The inquiry’s final report, delivered in December 2022, highlighted flawed forensic DNA testing procedures and their impacts on the criminal justice system.
The government accepted all 123 recommendations made in the report, and made an immediate initial investment of more than $100 million to support implementation.
To date, 33 have been completed, and a further 57 recommendations are currently underway.
The progress report can be viewed at https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/tp/2023/5723T1357-716B.pdf