Documents from a review into sexual abuse in Tasmanian public schools has raised concern about some employees. 

The Tasmanian government has released a short version of the findings from an independent inquiry into responses to child sexual abuse in government schools. It was released to the ABC under Right to Information law. 

The documents reportedly state that there is “some record of concern” about more than 40 current public school employees, including at least three principals. 

There are also claims that a lack of information sharing means some state schools may employ “relief teachers who have red flags next to their names”. The lack of record-keeping means patterns and trends of abuse could not be analysed either.

Tasmania’s Education Department is accused of having “wilfully disregarded” complaints of sexual abuse from students; shuffling abusers between schools to protect itself.

The report includes “very recent” examples of students being labelled liars.

More details are accessible here.