Two more individual cases to be heard in ninth public hearing

Jun 13, 2023

At 10am on 16 and 20 June 2023, Counsel Assisting will present, in public proceedings, a further two documentary tender cases.

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

  1. Scott Miller
  2. Crispin Dye

Both deaths were previously considered by the NSW Police Force in Strike Force Parrabell.

On each hearing date, a comprehensive set of the evidentiary material relevant to the respective case will be tendered, accompanied by written and oral submissions by Counsel Assisting.

The material to be tendered will include:

  • documents relating to the circumstances of the death;
  • documents relating to previous investigations of that death, whether by the NSW Police Force or the Coroner;
  • documents relating to the nature and extent of the investigative and other steps which have been taken by this Inquiry in relation to that death, and the results and conclusions flowing from the completion of those steps;
  • any statement which a family member may choose to make to the Inquiry.

The submissions of Counsel Assisting will include a recommendation as to the finding which the Commissioner should make as to the manner and cause of death.

These public proceedings will be conducted at the Chief Secretary’s Building, Level 2, 121 Macquarie Street, Sydney. They 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 Kathleen Heath and Meg O’Brien.

Any person or organisation with a direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of this hearing, as outlined in Practice Guidelines 1, is able to make an application for authorisation to appear by 5pm on Wednesday 14 June 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 (external link) .

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

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