Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne commencing on Monday 2 February 2015.

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

  1. The response of the Yeshivah Centre and the Yeshivah College in Melbourne to allegations of child sexual abuse made against David Cyprys, David Kramer and Aaron Kestecher.
  2. The response of the Yeshiva Centre and the Yeshiva College Bondi to allegations of child sexual abuse made against Daniel Hayman.
  3. The systems, policies, practices and procedures for the reporting of and responding to allegations of child sexual abuse of:
    a. Yeshivah Centre,
    b. Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah Colleges,
    c. The Yeshiva Centre - Chabad NSW, and
    d. Yeshiva College Bondi.
  4. Any other related matters.

Any person or institution who believes that they have a direct and substantial interest in the scope and purpose of the public hearing is invited to lodge a written application for leave to appear at the public hearing by 16 January 2015.

Applications for leave to appear should be made using the form available on the Royal Commission website entitled 'Application for Leave to Appear at the Royal Commission' and include a short submission setting out the basis on which it is said the applicant has a substantial and direct interest in appearing.

The form and the submission should be lodged with the Royal Commission via:
Email: solicitor@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au; or
Mail: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001.

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

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

Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to view the proceedings via the webcast.