Second stage of public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

30 July, 2015

The second stage of Case Study 28 will be held from 23 November 2015 in Melbourne.

The first stage of the public hearing was held in Ballarat in May 2015. Because of the logistical issues relating to the anticipated level of interest in the community, the next stage of the hearing will held in the ceremonial court in the County Court complex in Melbourne.

The Royal Commission will provide a webcast of proceedings in the Trench room at the Ballarat Town Hall, Sturt Street, Ballarat, and the proceedings will be live streamed on the Royal Commission website

The scope and purpose of Case Study 28 remains unchanged and can be viewed on the Royal Commission’s website. Parties who have not sought leave to appear but wish to apply for leave at the resumed hearing will be able to do so at a later date.

The Royal Commission anticipates that Cardinal Pell and Bishop Mulkearns will give evidence at this hearing. The witness list will be published on the website closer to the hearing.

People with questions are encouraged to contact the Royal Commission on
1800 099 340 or email

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