The Commission will resume public hearings on Monday 17 June 2019
The Commission’s fourth round of public hearings will focus on 2004 and 2005, including Nicola Gobbo’s dealings with Paul Dale, the Purana taskforce, and her handover to the Source Development Unit and registration as a human source by the SDU in September 2005.
Potential witnesses include Paul Dale (recalled); Tim Argall (recalled); Andy Allen; Gavan Ryan; Nigel L’Estrange; Mark Hatt; Michelle Kerley; Jason Kelly; Steve Mansell; Paul Rowe; Michael Dolan; Tony Biggin; Jim O’Brien; Dale Flynn; Stuart Bateson; Phillip Swindells; Boris Buick; and former Deputy Ombudsman, Police Complaints, Brian Hardiman.
While the Commission’s preference is to hold its hearings in public, it may be necessary to close parts of these hearings to protect the safety of certain witnesses and affected persons.
Those wishing to attend should note that the hearings may be streamed live through this website and images of people in the public gallery could be captured.
Usual location and hours
Public hearings take place at the Fair Work Commission, Court Room 1, Level 6, 11 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, unless otherwise indicated.
Usual hearing hours are from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Please note that the Commission does not conduct hearings every day. To find out when hearings will be taking place, please check this page or call the Commission on 1800 312 612.
Transcripts, statements and exhibits
The table below contains information including transcripts, statements and exhibits.
Before information can be made public, it must be carefully reviewed (and redacted where appropriate) by the Commission in consultation with Victoria Police. This may cause some delays in publishing.
Focus: 2004 to 2005, Paul Dale, the Purana Taskforce, and registration by the SDU
Monday 17 June 2019
Wednesday 5June 2019 (Transcript)
|Former Victoria Police Officer Paul Dale (recalled)
Focus: 2003 to 2004
Wednesday 22 May 2019
Tuesday 21 May 2019
Friday 17 May 2019 (Transcript)
Thursday 16 May 2019
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Focus: 1999 to 2003
Thursday 10 May 2019 (Transcript)
Friday 9 May 2019 (Transcript)
Wednesday 8 May 2019 (Transcript)
Thursday 2 May 2019 (Transcript)
|Detective Senior Constable David Bartlett, Victoria Police (RC0093b Statement)
Wednesday 1 May 2019 (Transcript)
Tuesday 30 April 2019 (Transcript)
|Former Victoria Police Officer Wayne Strawhorn (RC0080 Statement)
Focus: 1993 to 1999
Monday 1 April 2019 (Transcript)
Friday 29 March 2019 (Transcript)
Tuesday 2 April 2019
Thursday 28 March 2019 (Transcript)
Wednesday 27 March 2019 (Transcript)
Friday 15 February 2019 (Transcript)