Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations

Hearings and Transcripts

Committee Chair's statements



Transcripts

Representatives and clients of the following organisations presented evidence to the Committee at Public Hearings held in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Transcripts are listed in alphabetical order below:

pdf Anglican Diocese of Melbourne (Freier, Spackman & Sargent), 22 April 2013 (154.25 Kb)

pdf Ansvar Insurance Transcript (Moon & Butler), 4 April 2013 (63.11 Kb)

pdf Mairead Ashcroft Transcript, 23 November 2012 (43.41 Kb)

pdf Australian Camps Association Transcript (Petherick), 11 April 2013 52.68 Kb

pdf Australian Childhood Foundation Transcript (Tucci), 9 November 2012 (65.69 Kb)

pdf Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights Transcript (Chopra & El Matrah), 22 April 2013 (48.93 Kb)

pdf Ballarat Group, 28 February 2013 (114.75 Kb)

pdf Bernd Bartl Transcript, 26 March 2013 (42.42 Kb)

pdf James Boyle & Jill Mather Transcript, 15 March 2013 (49.83 Kb)

pdf Professor Freda Briggs Transcript, 4 April 2013 (70.81 Kb) 

pdf Broken Rites Transcript (Chamley, Barrett & MacIsaac), 9 November 2012 (140.94 Kb)

pdf Professor Des Cahill Hearing Transcript, 22 October 2012 (62.00 Kb)

pdf Care Leavers Australia Network Transcript (Sheedy, Cremona & Golding), 17 December 2012 (151.77 Kb)

pdf Associate Professor Judith Cashmore, Transcript, 12 April 2013 (77.03 Kb)

pdf Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Transcript (Hart & Moore), 20 May 2013 (266.50 Kb)

pdf Catholic Church Insurance Transcript (Rush & Wright), 30 April 2013 (91.23 Kb)

pdf Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Transcript (Bird & Connors), 29 April 2013 (164.61 Kb)

pdf Catholics for Renewal Transcript (Johnstone, Burke & McGarvie), 23 January 2013 (98.75 Kb)

pdf CECV & Catholic Education Office Melbourne Transcript (Elder & Torphy), 3 May 2013 (106.04 Kb)

pdf Centres Against Sexual Assault Transcript (Hogan, Worth & Vanderstoel), 9 November 2012 (73.89 Kb)

pdf Brian Cherrie Transcript, 4 February 2013  (46.38 Kb)

pdf Child Care Victoria Transcript (Cusmano & Mondo), 12 April 2013 (45.17 Kb)

pdf Child Wise Transcript (Campion & Jacobs), 5 April 2013 (81.08 Kb)

pdf Christian Brothers Transcript (Brandon, McDonald & Wall), 3 May 2013 (173.64 Kb)

pdf Sandra Clark Transcript, 25 March 2013 (56.52 Kb) 

pdf Barry Coldrey Transcript, 1 March 2013  (50.88 Kb)

pdf Commission for Children and Young People Transcript (Geary, Withers, Scannell & Dods), 5 April 2013 (68.61 Kb)

pdf Community Child Care Association Transcript (Giardina & Kimber), 15 April 2013 (44.80 Kb)

pdf Connecting Home Transcript (McKeich, Charles, Edwards and Harrison), 18 March 2013 (63.99 Kb)

pdf Brenda Coughlan Transcript, 15 March 2013 (42.34 Kb)

pdf Michael & Carol Crowe Transcript, 28 February 2013 (63.67 Kb)

pdf Raymond D'Brass Transcript, 4 March 2013 (44.45 Kb)

pdf Wayne Davis Transcript, 25 March 2013  (42.82 Kb)

pdf Department of Human Services Hearing Transcript (Callister, Hall & Alisandratos), 22 October 2012 (69.18 Kb)

pdf Department of Human Services Transcript (Rogers & Miller), 3 June 2013 (98.17 Kb)

 pdf Department of Justice Hearing Transcript (Noone, de Cicco & Chamberlain), 19 October 2012 (68.37 Kb)

pdf Father Kevin Dillon Transcript, 15 February 2013  86.55 Kb

pdf Gary & Mary Doyle Transcript, 15 March 2013 (33.40 Kb)

pdf Federation of Indian Associations Victoria Transcript, 12 April 2013 (57.57 Kb)

pdf Foster Family Transcript, 23 November 2012 (120.16 Kb)

pdf John Frederiksen Transcript, 4 March 2013 (45.06 Kb)

pdf Professor Chris Goddard Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012 (54.52 Kb)

pdf Dianne Hadden Transcript, 28 February 2013 (30.78 Kb)

 pdf Dr Daryl Higgins Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012 (70.50 Kb)

pdf Sandra Higgs Transcript, 15 February 2013 (33.58 Kb)

pdf Gordon Hill Transcript, 26 March 2013 (49.58 Kb)

pdf David Horin Transcript, 26 March 2013 (38.34 Kb)

pdf Kevin Houlihan Transcript, 15 March 2013 (35.59 Kb)

pdf In Good Faith and Associates Transcript (Last, Krstic & Leaney), 12 November 2012 (134.66 Kb)

pdf Islamic Council of Victoria Transcript (Toohey, Kreyem & Aykan), 15 April 2013 (51.85 Kb)

pdf Jewish Community Council of Victoria Transcript (Bassat & Marlow), 22 April 2013 (65.38 Kb)

pdf Max Johnson Transcript, 15 February 2013 (28.81 Kb)

pdf Mr Tom Keating Transcript, 10 December 2012 (66.62 Kb)

pdf Peter Komiazyk Transcript, 1 March 2013 (28.08 Kb)

pdf Valda Lang Transcript, 1 March 2013 (25.29 Kb)

pdf Law Institute of Victoria Transcript (Holcroft & Palmer), 17 December 2012 (76.21 Kb)

pdf Ian Lawther Transcript, 23 November 2012 (56.80 Kb)

pdf Peter Lazzari Transcript, 25 March 2013 (36.41 Kb)

pdf Robert MacKay Transcript, 1 March 2013 (37.72 Kb)

pdf Hugh McGowan Transcript, 4 February 2013 (52.16 Kb)

pdf Compensation Panel, Melbourne Response Transcript, 3 May 2013 (91.30 Kb)

pdf Independent Commissioners, Melbourne Response (O'Callghan & Gleeson), 30 April 2013 (200.29 Kb)

pdf Dean Miller Transcript, 14 March 2013 (40.97 Kb)

pdf Ms Carmel Moloney Transcript, 7 December 2012 (68.56 Kb)

pdf Paul Mullen Transcript, 15 March 2013 (72.03 Kb)

pdf Mr Philip Nagle Transcript, 7 December 2012 (42.59 Kb)

pdf Margaret Newman Transcript, 15 March 2013 (39.18 Kb)

pdf NSW Ombudsman Transcript (Kinmond), 4 April 2013 (66.37 Kb)

pdf Phil O'Donnell Transcript, 23 January 2013 (88.47 Kb)

pdf Michael Parer Transcript, 25 March 2013 (62.00 Kb)

 pdf Professor Patrick Parkinson Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012 (78.69 Kb)

pdf Tony Paul Transcript, 4 March 2013 (42.43 Kb)

pdf Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, Transcript, 27 May 2013 (300.88 Kb)

pdf Chris Pianto Transcript, 15 February 2013 (36.12 Kb)

pdf Joseph Poznanski Transcript, 1 March 2013  (44.75 Kb)

pdf Carmel Rafferty Transcript, 23 January 2013 (78.64 Kb)

pdf Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia Transcript (Edge & Prout), 5 April 2013 (55.84 Kb)

pdf Mary Rutledge Transcript, 1 March 2013 (39.10 Kb)

pdf Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers Transcript (Sdrinis), 17 December 2012 (76.00 Kb)

pdf Anne Ryan Transcript, 28 February 2013 (37.33 Kb)

pdf Salesians of Don Bosco Transcript (Chambers & Papworth), 29 April 2013 (87.34 Kb)

pdf The Salvation Army Transcript (Roberts), 11 April 2013 (106.84 Kb) 

pdf Joseph Saric Transcript, 15 February 2013 (62.74 Kb) 

pdf Scouts Victoria Transcript, 11 April 2013 (74.07 Kb)

pdf Scripture Union Victoria and Child Safe Ltd (Tolputt & Payne), Transcript, 5 April 2013 (66.50 Kb)

pdf Gabrielle Short Transcript, 26 March 2013 (44.59 Kb)

pdf Graeme Sleeman Transcript, 23 January 2013 87.40 Kb

pdf Professor Smallbone Transcript, 9 November 2012 (76.05 Kb)

pdfSt John of God, Oceania Province Transcript (Graham & Harris), 29 April 2013 (160.30 Kb)

pdf Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Transcript (Blaine, Fabbro & Davis), 26 November 2012 (141.70 Kb)

pdf Professor Caroline Taylor Transcript, 4 April 2013 (54.12 Kb) 

pdf Towards Healing Transcript (Ryan, McMahon & Murnane), 3 May 2013 (128.29 Kb)

pdf Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of Vic & Tas) Transcript (Lawrence, Blackwood, Conrick & Battye) , 22 April 2013 (76.43 Kb)

pdf vicsport Transcript (McAllion), 12 April 2013 (59.73 Kb)

 pdf Victoria Police Hearing Transcript (Ashton, McRae, Journing), 19 October 2012  (74.46 Kb)

pdf Victoria Police Transcript (Tidmarsh & Journing), 9 November 2012 (77.43 Kb)

pdf Victorian Institute of Teaching Transcript (Saba, Enright & Carter), 15 April 2013 (60.15 Kb)

pdf Mr Manny & Zephaniah Waks Transcript, 10 December 2012 (114.12 Kb)

pdf Alan Charlie Walker Transcript, 18 February 2013 (58.97 Kb) 

pdf Father Paul Walliker Transcript, 14 March 2013 (50.78 Kb)

pdf Dr Jane Wangmann Transcript, 12 November 2012 (87.76 Kb)

pdf Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia (Jehovah's Witnesses) Transcript (Witsen & O'Brien), 11 April 2013 (91.06 Kb)

pdf Ms Helen Watson Transcript, 7 December 2012 (59.46 Kb)

pdf Chris Whelan Transcript, 25 March 2013 (34.90 Kb)

pdf Chris Wilding Transcript, 26 March 2013 (64.58 Kb)



Monday 3 June, Melbourne

Department of Human Services

  • Mr Arthur Rogers, Deputy Secretary, Service Design & Implementation Group
  • Ms Robyn Miller, Acting Director, Office of Professional Practice

pdf Department of Human Services Transcript, 3 June 2013 (98.17 Kb)


Monday 27 May, Melbourne

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

  • Cardinal George Pell

pdf Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, Transcript, 27 May 2013 (300.88 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Father Greg Chambers sdb, Salesians of Don Bosco
pdf Salesians of Don Bosco letter (328.26 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Family and Community Development Committee letter (38.78 Kb)


Monday 20 May, Melbourne

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

  • Archbishop Denis Hart
  • Mr Francis Moore, Executive Director, Administration

pdf Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Transcript, 20 May 2013 (266.50 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Mr Tony Hersbach
Right of Reply, Mr Tony Hersbach


Friday 3 May, Melbourne

Christian Brothers

  • Brother Brian Brandon, Executive Officer for Professional Standards
  • Brother Julian McDonald, Deputy Province Leader
  • Mr Shane Wall, Co‑Executive Officer, Professional Standards Office

pdf Christian Brothers Transcript, 3 May 2013 (173.64 Kb)

Towards Healing

  • Sister Angela Ryan, Former Executive Officer, National Committee for Professional Standards
  • Ms Narelle McMahon, National Protection and Prevention Officer, National Committee for Professional Standards
  • Mr Paul Murnane, Assessor

pdf Towards Healing Transcript, 3 May 2013 (128.29 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Melbourne Response Independent Commissioner, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC
Right of Reply, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC

Catholic Education Commission Victoria (CECV)
Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEO)

  • Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director & Executive Director, Catholic Education Office Melbourne
  • Mr Dennis Torphy, Manager, Wellbeing and Community Partnerships, Catholic Education Office Melbourne

pdf CECV & Catholic Education Office Melbourne Transcript, 3 May 2013 (106.04 Kb)

Compensation Panel, Melbourne Response

  • Mr David Curtain QC, Chairman

pdf Compensation Panel, Melbourne Response Transcript, 3 May 2013 (91.30 Kb)


Tuesday 30 April, Melbourne

Independent Commissioners, Melbourne Response

  • Mr Peter O’Callaghan QC, Independent Commissioner
  • Mr Jeff Gleeson SC, Independent Commissioner

pdf Independent Commissioners, Melbourne Response (200.29 Kb)

Catholic Church Insurance

  • Mr Peter Rush, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ms Marita Wright, National Claims Manager

pdf Catholic Church Insurance Transcript, 30 April 2013 (91.23 Kb)


Monday 29 April, Melbourne

Hospitaller Order of St John of God, Oceania Province

  • Brother Timothy Graham, Provincial
  • Ms Rosanna Harris, Chair, Professional Standards Committee

pdf Hospitaller Order of St John of God, Oceania Province Transcript, 29 April 2013 (160.30 Kb)

Salesians of Don Bosco

  • Father Greg Chambers, Provincial
  • Father John Papworth, Vice‑Provincial

pdf Salesians of Don Bosco Transcript, 29 April 2013 (87.34 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Professor Patrick Parkinson
Right of Reply, Professor Patrick Parkinson

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

  • Bishop Paul Bird
  • Bishop Peter Connors

pdf Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Transcript, 29 April 2013 (164.61 Kb)


Monday 22 April, Melbourne

Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

  • Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop
  • Mr Ken Spackman, Registrar and General Manager, Business Services
  • Ms Claire Sargent, Independent Director of Professional Standards

pdf Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Transcript, 22 April 2013 (154.25 Kb)

Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights

  • Ms Tasneem Chopra, Chairperson
  • Ms Joumanah El Matrah, Director

pdf Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights Transcript, 22 April 2013 (48.93 Kb)

Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

  • Reverend Mark Lawrence, General Secretary
  • Reverend Peter Blackwood, Associate General Secretary
  • Mr Philip Conrick, Acting Director, UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania
  • Mr Philip Battye, Legal Adviser

pdf Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of Vic & Tas) Transcript, 22 April 2013 (76.43 Kb)

Jewish Community Council of Victoria

  • Ms Nina Bassat, President
  • Mr David Marlow, Executive Director

pdf Jewish Community Council of Victoria Transcript, 22 April 2013 (65.38 Kb)


Monday 15 April, Melbourne

Community Child Care Association

  • Ms Leanne Giardina, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ms Catherine Kimber, Professional Support Consultant

pdf Community Child Care Association Transcript, 15 April 2013 (44.80 Kb)

Islamic Council of Victoria

  • Ms Monique Toohey, Executive Member
  • Mr Ghaith Krayem, Secretary
  • Mr Nail Aykan, General Manager

pdf Islamic Council of Victoria Transcript, 15 April 2013 (51.85 Kb)

Victorian Institute of Teaching

  • Ms Melanie Saba, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Chris Enright, Group Manager, Inquiries and Litigation
  • Ms Barbara Carter, Group Manager, Registration and Accreditation

pdf Victorian Institute of Teaching Transcript, 15 April 2013 (60.15 Kb)


Friday 12 April, Melbourne

Federation of Indian Associations Victoria (FIAV)

  • Mr Vasan Srinivasan, President

pdf Federation of Indian Associations Victoria Transcript, 12 April 2013 (57.57 Kb)

vicsport

  • Mr Mark McAllion, Chief Executive Officer

pdf vicsport Transcript, 12 April 2013 (59.73 Kb)

Child Care Victoria

  • Mr Frank Cusmano, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Paul Mondo, President

pdf Child Care Victoria Transcript, 12 April 2013 (45.17 Kb)


Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District of Victoria

  • Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis

pdf Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District of Victoria Transcript, 12 April 2013 (60.35 Kb)
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The University of Sydney

  • Associate Professor Judith Cashmore AO,  Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney

pdf Associate Professor Judith Cashmore, Transcript, 12 April 2013 (77.03 Kb)


Thursday 11 April, Melbourne

The Salvation Army

  • Captain Malcolm Roberts, Territorial Legal Secretary

pdf The Salvation Army Transcript, 11 April 2013 (106.84 Kb)
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pdf Right of Reply, Nevett ford (91.75 Kb)


Australian Camps Association

  • Mr David Petherick, Chief Executive Officer

pdf Australian Camps Association Transcript, 11 April 2013 52.68 Kb


Scouts Victoria

  • Mr Martin Thomas, Executive Manager and General Manager
  • Mr John de Wijn, Chairman, Branch Executive Council
  • Mr Bob Taylor, Chief Commissioner

pdf Scouts Victoria Transcript, 11 April 2013 (74.07 Kb)


Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia (Jehovah's Witnesses)

  • Ms Rachel van Witsen, Legal Counsel
  • Mr Terrence O’Brien, Director of Society and Acting Coordinator of the Branch

pdf Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia (Jehovah's Witnesses) Transcript, 11 April 2013 (91.06 Kb)


Friday 5 April, Melbourne

Child Wise

  • Mr Adrian Campion, Trainer and Counsellor
  • Mr Scott Jacobs, Child Protection Policy and Certification

pdf Child Wise Transcript, 5 April 2013 (81.08 Kb)

Commission for Children and Young People

  • Mr Bernie Geary, Principal Commissioner
  • Ms Christine Withers, Manager, Promotion and Policy
  • Ms Megan Scannell, Senior Project Manager
  • Ms Virginia Dods, Policy Advisor

pdf Commission for Children and Young People Transcript, 5 April 2013 (68.61 Kb)

Scripture Union Victoria and Child Safe Limited

  • Mr David Tolputt, Director
  • Ms Emma Payne, Administrations Coordinator

pdf Scripture Union Victoria and Child Safe Ltd, Transcript, 5 April 2013 (66.50 Kb)


Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia

  • Ms Ruth Edge, Company Director
  • Ms Debbie Prout, Victorian Branch Councillor

pdf Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia Transcript, 5 April 2013 (55.84 Kb)


Thursday 4 April, Melbourne

  • Professor Caroline Taylor AM, Edith Cowan University

pdf Professor Caroline Taylor Transcript, 4 April 2013 (54.12 Kb)

NSW Ombudsman

  • Mr Steve Kinmond,Deputy Ombudsman, Community and Disability Commissioner

pdf NSW Ombudsman Transcript, 4 April 2013 (66.37 Kb)

  • Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AO, University of South Australia

pdf Professor Freda Briggs Transcript, 4 April 2013 (70.81 Kb)

Ansvar Insurance

  • Mr Andrew Moon, Cheif Executive Officer
  • Ms Lesley-Anne Butler, National Liability Claims Manager

pdf Ansvar Insurance Transcript, 4 April 2013 (63.11 Kb)


Tuesday 26 March, Melbourne

  • Ms Chris Wilding

pdf Chris Wilding Transcript, 26 March 2013 (64.58 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Melbourne Response Independent Commissioner, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC
Right of Reply, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC

  • Ms Gabrielle Short

pdf Gabrielle Short Transcript, 26 March 2013 (44.59 Kb)

  • Mr Gordon Hill

pdf Gordon Hill Transcript, 26 March 2013 (49.58 Kb)

  • Mr Bernd Bartl

pdf Bernd Bartl Transcript, 26 March 2013 (42.42 Kb)

  • Mr David Horin

pdf David Horin Transcript, 26 March 2013 (38.34 Kb)


Monday 25 March, Melbourne

  • Mr Michael Parer

pdf Michael Parer Transcript, 25 March 2013 (62.00 Kb)

pdf Wayne Davis Transcript, 25 March 2013  (42.82 Kb)

  • Mr Chris Whelan

pdf Chris Whelan Transcript, 25 March 2013 (34.90 Kb)

  • Ms Sandra Clark

pdf Sandra Clark Transcript, 25 March 2013 (56.52 Kb)

  • Dr Peter Lazzari

pdf Peter Lazzari Transcript, 25 March 2013 (36.41 Kb)


Monday 18 March, Melbourne

Connecting Home

  • Mr Alister McKeich, Senior Education and Research Officer
  • Uncle Jack Charles
  • Uncle Howard Edwards
  • Uncle Murray Harrison

pdf Connecting Home Transcript, 18 March 2013 (63.99 Kb)


Friday 15 March, Melbourne

  • Ms Margaret Newman

pdf Margaret Newman Transcript, 15 March 2013 (39.18 Kb)

  • Mr Gary & Mary Doyle

pdf Gary & Mary Doyle Transcript, 15 March 2013 (33.40 Kb)

  • Professor Paul Mullen

pdf Paul Mullen Transcript, 15 March 2013 (72.03 Kb)

  • Mr James Boyle & Ms Jill Mather

pdf James Boyle & Jill Mather Transcript, 15 March 2013 (49.83 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Carelink, Ms Sue Sharkey
Right of Reply, Carelink, Ms Susan Sharkey

  • Mr Kevin Houlihan

pdf Kevin Houlihan Transcript, 15 March 2013 (35.59 Kb)

  • Ms Brenda Coughlan

pdf Brenda Coughlan Transcript, 15 March 2013 (42.34 Kb)


Thursday 14 March, Reception Room, Bendigo

Opening Statement by Committee Chair Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Chairs Opening Statement, 14 March 2013 (9.71 Kb)

  • Father Paul Walliker

pdf Father Paul Walliker Transcript, 14 March 2013 (50.78 Kb)

  • Mr Dean Miller

pdf Dean Miller Transcript, 14 March 2013 (40.97 Kb)


Monday 4 March, Melbourne

  • Mr Raymond D'Brass

pdf Raymond D'Brass Transcript, 4 March 2013 (44.45 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Carelink, Ms Sue Sharkey
Right of Reply, Carelink, Ms Susan Sharkey, 8 March 2013
Right of Reply, Carelink, Ms Susan Sharkey, 8 March 2013

  • Mr John Frederiksen

pdf John Frederiksen Transcript, 4 March 2013 (45.06 Kb)

  • Mr Tony Paul

pdf Tony Paul Transcript, 4 March 2013 (42.43 Kb)


Friday 1 March, Melbourne

  • Dr Barry Coldrey

pdf Barry Coldrey Transcript, 1 March 2013  (50.88 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Archbishop Denis Hart
Right of Reply, Archbishop Denis Hart, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

  • Mr Peter Komiazyk

pdf Peter Komiazyk Transcript, 1 March 2013 (28.08 Kb)

  • Dr Joseph Poznanski

pdf Joseph Poznanski Transcript, 1 March 2013  (44.75 Kb)

  • Mr Robert MacKay

pdf Robert MacKay Transcript, 1 March 2013 (37.72 Kb)

  • Ms Valda Lang

pdf Valda Lang Transcript, 1 March 2013 (25.29 Kb)

  • Ms Mary Rutledge

pdf Mary Rutledge Transcript, 1 March 2013 (39.10 Kb)


Thursday 28 February, Ballarat

  • Mr Peter Blenkiron
  • Ms Judy Courtin
  • Mr Keith Whelan
  • Mr Stephen Woods
  • Mr Andrew Collins
  • Mr Tim Lane
  • Mr Rob Walsh
  • Mr Paul Lyons
  • Mr Paul Tatchell

pdf Peter Blenkiron and Group Transcript, 28 February 2013 (114.75 Kb)

  • Mr Michael & Mrs Carol Crowe

pdf Michael & Carol Crowe Transcript, 28 February 2013 (63.67 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Bishop Paul Bird, Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
Right of Reply, Bishop Paul Bird

Please click on the below link for related information from Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Education
Right of Reply, Ms Audrey Brown, Director of Catholic Education

  • Ms Dianne Hadden

pdf Dianne Hadden Transcript, 28 February 2013 (30.78 Kb)

  • Ms Anne Ryan

pdf Anne Ryan Transcript, 28 February 2013 (37.33 Kb)


Monday 18 February, Melbourne

  • Mr Alan Charlie Walker

pdf Alan Charlie Walker Transcript, 18 February 2013 (58.97 Kb)

Friday 15 February, Geelong

Opening Statement by Committee Chair Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Chairs Opening Statement, 15 February, 2013 (10.49 Kb)

  • Father Kevin Dillon

pdf Father Kevin Dillon Transcript, 15 February 2013  86.55 Kb

Please click on the below link for related information from Melbourne Response Independent Commissioner, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC
Right of Reply, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC

  • Mr Chris Pianto

pdf Chris Pianto Transcript, 15 February 2013 (36.12 Kb)

  • Ms Sandra Higgs

pdf Sandra Higgs Transcript, 15 February 2013 (33.58 Kb)

  • Mr Max Johnson

pdf Max Johnson Transcript, 15 February 2013 (28.81 Kb)

  • Mr Joseph Saric

pdf Joseph Saric Transcript, 15 February 2013 (62.74 Kb)

Monday 4 February, Legislative Council Committee Room, Parliament House

  • Mr Brian Cherrie

pdf Brian Cherrie Transcript, 4 February 2013  (46.38 Kb)

  • Mr Hugh McGowan

pdf Hugh McGowan Transcript, 4 February 2013 (52.16 Kb)


Wednesday 23 January, Melbourne

Opening Statement by Committee Chair Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Chairs Opening Statement, 23 January, 2013 (10.71 Kb)

Catholics for Renewal

  • Mr Peter Johnstone, OAM, President
  • Mr Frank Burke, Secretary
  • Ms Maria McGarvie, Member

pdf Catholics for Renewal Transcript, 23 January 2013 (98.75 Kb)

  • Mr Phil O'Donnell

pdf Phil O'Donnell Transcript, 23 January 2013 (88.47 Kb)

  • Mr Graeme Sleeman

pdf Graeme Sleeman Transcript, 23 January 2013 87.40 Kb

  • Ms Carmel Rafferty

pdf Carmel Rafferty Transcript, 23 January 2013 (78.64 Kb)


Monday 17 December, Melbourne

Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)

  • Ms Leonie Sheedy, Executive Officer
  • Ms Phyllis Cremona
  • Mr Frank Golding

pdf Care Leavers Australia Network Transcript, 17 December 2012 (151.77 Kb)

Law Institute of Victoria

  • Mr Michael Holcroft, President
  • Ms Alice Palmer, Administrative Law and Human Rights Section

pdf Law Institute of Victoria Transcript, 17 December 2012 (76.21 Kb)

Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers

  • Ms Angela Sdrinis, Partner

pdf Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers Transcript, 17 December 2012 (76.00 Kb)


Monday 10 December, Melbourne

  • Mr Manny Waks
  • Mr Zephaniah Waks

pdf Mr Manny & Zephaniah Waks Transcript, 10 December 2012 (114.12 Kb)

  • Dr Tom Keating

pdf Mr Tom Keating Transcript, 10 December 2012 (66.62 Kb)


Friday 7 December, Ballarat

Opening Statement by Committee Chair Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Chairs Opening Statement, 7 December 2012 (13.91 Kb)

  • Mr Philip Nagle

pdf Mr Philip Nagle Transcript, 7 December 2012 (42.59 Kb)

  • Ms Carmel Moloney

pdf Ms Carmel Moloney Transcript, 7 December 2012 (68.56 Kb)

  • Ms Helen and Mr Tim Watson

pdf Ms Helen Watson Transcript, 7 December 2012 (59.46 Kb)


Monday 26 November, Melbourne

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
pdf Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Transcript, 26 November 2012 (141.70 Kb)

  • Ms Barbara Blaine, Founder and President
  • Mr Mark Fabbro, NSW, Sydney Chapter, Victoria, Melbourne Area Chapter
  • Ms Nicky Davis, NSW, Sydney Chapter


Please click on the below link for related information from Melbourne Response Independent Commissioner, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC
Right of Reply, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC


Friday 23 November, Melbourne

Opening Statement by Committee Chair Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Chairs Opening Statement, 23 November 2012 (10.92 Kb)

  • Mrs Chrissie, Mr Anthony, Ms Katie & Ms Aimee Foster

pdf Foster Family Transcript, 23 November 2012 (120.16 Kb)

  • Ms Mairead Ashcroft

pdf Mairead Ashcroft Transcript, 23 November 2012 (43.41 Kb)

  • Mr Ian Lawther

pdf Ian Lawther Transcript, 23 November 2012 (56.80 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Melbourne Response Independent Commissioner, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC
Right of Reply, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC



Monday 12 November, Melbourne

  • Dr Jane Wangmann, University of Technology Sydney

pdf Dr Wangmann Transcript, 12 November 2012 (87.76 Kb)

In Good Faith and Associates

  • Ms Helen Last, Director
  • Ms Pam Krstic, Educational and Child Protection Adviser
  • Ms Clare Leaney, Research Assistant

pdf In Good Faith and Associates Transcript, 12 November 2012 (134.66 Kb)



Friday 9 November, Melbourne

Opening Statement by Committee Chair Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Chairs Opening Statement, 9 November 2012 (13.73 Kb)

Victoria Police  

  • Mr Patrick Tidmarsh, Forensic Interview Advisor, Sexual Offences Child Abuse Investigations Team (SOCIT)
  • Detective Superintendent Rod Jouning, Sexual and Family Violence Directorate

pdf Victoria Police Transcript, 9 November 2012 (77.43 Kb)

Centres Against Sexual Assault

  • Ms Karen Hogan, Manager, Gatehouse, Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Ms Carolyn Worth, Manager, South Eastern CASA (SECASA)
  • Ms Jane Vanderstoel , Executive Officer, WestCASA

pdf Centres Against Sexual Assault Transcript, 9 November 2012 (73.89 Kb)

  • Professor Stephen Smallbone, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

pdf Professor Smallbone Transcript, 9 November 2012 (76.05 Kb)

Broken Rites

  • Dr Wayne Chamley, Honorary Researcher
  • Dr Bernard Barrett, Honorary Researcher
  • Ms Chris MacIsaac, President

pdf Broken Rites Transcript, 9 November 2012 (140.94 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from Melbourne Response Independent Commissioner, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC
Right of Reply, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC

  • Dr Joe Tucci, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Childhood Foundation

pdf Australian Childhood Foundation Transcript, 9 November 2012 (65.69 Kb)


Monday 22 October 2012, Melbourne

  • Professor Des Cahill, Professor of Intercultural Studies, RMIT University

pdf Professor Des Cahill Hearing Transcript, 22 October 2012 (62.00 Kb)

  • Ms Gill Callister, Secretary, Department of Human Services
  • Mr Alan Hall, Executive Director, Service Delivery and Performance Division, Department of Human Services
  • Mr Argiri Alisandratos, Assistant Director, Placement and Support, Department of Human Services

pdf Department of Human Services Hearing Transcript, 22 October 2012 (69.18 Kb)


Friday 19 October 2012, Melbourne

Opening Statement by Committee Chair Ms Georgie Crozier, MP
pdf Chair's Opening Statement, 19 October 2012 (16.17 Kb)

  • Ms Claire Noone, Acting Secretary, Department of Justice
  • Ms Marisa de Cicco, Executive Director, Strategic Policy & Legislation, Department of Justice
  • Ms Fiona Chamberlain, Acting Director, Community Operations and Victims Support Agency, Department of Justice

 pdf Department of Justice Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012 (68.37 Kb)

  • Mr Graham Ashton, Deputy Commissioner, Victoria Police
  • Mr Findlay McRae, Director of Legal Services, Victoria Police
  • Detective Superintendent Rod Jouning, Sexual and Family Violence Directorate, Victoria Police

 pdf Victoria Police Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012  (74.46 Kb)

Please click on the below link for related information from  Melbourne Response Independent Commissioner, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC
Right of Reply, Mr Peter O'Callaghan QC

  • Professor Chris Goddard, Director, Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia (Monash University)

pdf Professor Chris Goddard Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012 (54.52 Kb)

  • Professor Patrick Parkinson, Faculty of Law, The University of Sydney

 pdf Professor Patrick Parkinson Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012 (78.69 Kb)

  • Dr Daryl Higgins, Deputy Director, Research, Australian Institute of Family Studies

 pdf Dr Daryl Higgins Hearing Transcript, 19 October 2012 (70.50 Kb)

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