Public hearing into criminal justice issues and consultation paper

Public hearing into criminal justice issues and consultation paper

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Monday, 28 November 2016.

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

  1. Issues raised in the Royal Commission’s Consultation Paper on Criminal Justice.
  2. The experience of a survivor of child sexual abuse in an institutional context in the criminal justice system in a recently concluded prosecution in New South Wales.
  3. Any related matters.

The Royal Commission may invite selected individuals or organisations to speak to, or give evidence about, the submissions they have provided, however it is not proposed that leave to appear will be granted to these individuals or organisations, on the basis that they are speaking or giving evidence in this capacity.

It is not essential for others who give evidence in a hearing to apply for leave to appear – witnesses may give evidence without applying for leave.

Any person or institution wishing to seek leave to appear is invited to lodge a written application for leave to appear at the public hearing by 23 November 2016.

Apply for leave to appear using our application form.

The form should be lodged with the Royal Commission via:

Email:; or Mail: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001.