Steve Smith, who was sexually abused by an Anglican priest between the ages of 10 and 15, wiped away tears as both he and the six commissioners were applauded at the end of its 57th and final public hearing.
“I’m done,” Mr Smith said after the hearing. “I’ve been through the criminal justice system. He (the abuser) is dead. I’ve been to the highest legal authority — the royal commission. I gave the last evidence. It’s over.”