Public hearing into Diocese of Wollongong to be held

Public hearing into Diocese of Wollongong to be held

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Tuesday 24 June 2014 into the response of the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to allegations of child sexual abuse against John Gerard Nestor.

It is anticipated that the hearing will look at the relationship between the Diocesan Bishop (and, in his absence, the Diocesan Administrator) and the Holy See (Vatican) in matters concerning preventative and disciplinary action taken in response to allegations of child sexual abuse against John Gerard Nestor.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

  1. The response of the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to allegations of child sexual abuse, and related criminal proceedings, against John Gerard Nestor.
  2. Any other related matters.

Apply for leave to appear using our application form.

For more information on lodging your submission email
solicitor@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

The public hearing will be streamed live to the public via webcast.