Musician Crispin Dye’s death the focus of 16th public hearing

Aug 17, 2023

On 22 and 24 August 2023, Counsel Assisting will present, in a public proceeding of the Inquiry, another two documentary tender cases.

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

  1. Crispin Dye
  2. William Allen

The death of Crispin Dye will be presented at 10am on Tuesday 22 August 2023. The case of William Allen will be heard at 10am on Thursday 24 August 2023.

In both cases, Counsel Assisting will tender a comprehensive set of the evidentiary material relevant to each 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 each death.

The proceedings will be 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 Meg O’Brien and Christine Melis.

Any person or organisation with a direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of this hearing, as outlined in Practice Guidelines 1 [PDF, 179 KB] is able to make an application for authorisation to appear by 5pm on Monday 21 August 2023.

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.

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