Another individual case before LGBTIQ hate crimes Inquiry

May 23, 2023

On 24 May 2023, Counsel Assisting will present, in a public proceeding of the Inquiry, a further documentary tender case.

The individual case which will be the subject of the proceeding is Walter John Bedser, whose death was previously considered by the NSW Police Force in Strike Force Parrabell.

Counsel Assisting will tender a comprehensive set of the evidentiary material relevant to this case and will make a detailed submission which will include recommendations as to the finding which the Commissioner should make as to the manner and cause of Mr Bedser’s death.

This public proceeding will be conducted at 10am on24 May 2023 at the Chief Secretary’s Building, Level 2, 121 Macquarie Street, Sydney. It is 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 Christine Melis.

Journalists wishing to cover the hearing should notify the Inquiry’s media team to ensure access to the media room and/or relevant information including schedules and transcripts.

More information about this proceeding and all past hearings, including transcripts and videos (external link) , can be found on the Inquiry’s website.

Further individual cases will continue to be the subject of public proceedings of this kind throughout May and June.

All inquiries regarding this hearing should be directed to [email protected].