Department of Health

Health Complaints Commissioner inquiry into conversion practices

On 15 May 2018 the then Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, referred conversion practices to the Health Complaints Commissioner for inquiry under the Health Complaints Act 2016.

On 21 December 2018 the Health Complaints Commissioner provided the Minister for Health with the Report on the Inquiry into Conversion Therapy.

An executive summary setting out the report's methodology, findings and recommendations can be accessed from the Downloads section on this page, or via health.vic's publication library.

During the inquiry people who had experienced conversion practices were asked to come forward confidentially to report their experience. The full report will not be released to protect the privacy and anonymity of victims and survivors who contributed their experiences into the inquiry.

The terms of reference for the inquiry into gay conversion therapy is available via the Health Complaints Commissioner's website.

Reviewed 01 February 2019


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