Public Hearing 6: 18 - 19 May 2023

On 18 and 19 May 2023, Counsel Assisting will present, in public proceedings, a further four documentary tenders in relation to individual cases.

Each of these four deaths was previously investigated by the NSW Police Force and then reviewed as part of Strike Force Parrabell.

Counsel Assisting will tender a comprehensive set of the evidentiary material relevant to each case and will make detailed submissions which will include recommendations as to the findings which the Commissioner should make as to the manner and cause of death in each case.

The cases which will be the subject of these proceedings are:

  1. William “Bill” Rooney
  2. Blair Wark
  3. Richard Slater
  4. Paul Rath

These public proceedings will be conducted over two days, commencing at 10am on 18 May 2023 at the Chief Secretary’s Building, Level 2, 121 Macquarie Street, Sydney. The proceedings are open to the public and will be livestreamed via the Inquiry’s website.

The Honourable Justice John Sackar will preside at the hearing. Counsel Assisting the Inquiry will be Meg O’Brien and William de Mars.

Written Submissions and Statements

Warning: Please be advised that these written submissions may contain graphic content. If you are experiencing distress, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.



Exhibit 22 Tab 000 - Exhibit 23 Tab 067