Case Study 43: Opening and Witness statements

Read the opening statement from Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission and witness statements from the public hearing into responses Catholic Church authorities in the Maitland-Newcastle region to allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy and religious.

Opening Statemen of Counsel Assissting
31 August 2016

Statement of Gerard McDonald
Survivor

Statement of CNA
Mother of Survivor

Statement of Margaret Anne Geatches
Sister of St Joseph’s of Lochinvar and former principal, St Joseph’s Merewether

Statement of Evelyn Mary Woodward
Former Leader of the Sisters of St Joseph’s of Lochinvar

Statement of CNE
Survivor

Statement of Dr Christopher Hallinan
Teacher

Statement of Bishop Emeritus Malone
Former Bishop, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Statement of Dr Peter Evans
Psychiatrist

Statement of Bishop Wright
Bishop, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Statement of CQW
Survivor

Statement of CNG
Survivor

Statement of Michael Balk
Survivor

Statement of CNS
Survivor

Statement of CNV
Survivor

Statement of CNQ
Survivor

Statement of CNR
Survivor

Statement of Br Alexis Turton
Former Provincial, Marist Brothers

Statement of CQT
Survivor

Statement of Audrey Nash
Mother of Survivor

Statement of CQS
Survivor

Statement of Scott Hallett
Survivor

Statement of William Wade
Former Principal, Marist Brothers

Statement of Peter Russ
Survivor

Statement of Peter Gerard Carroll
Current Provincial, Marist Brothers

Corrections to Statement of Peter Gerard Carroll
Current Provincial, Marist Brothers

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