Public hearings ran from 2 - 26 July 2019

You can read transcripts and witness statements from the hearings below.

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Hearing documents

Click on the links below to read hearing schedules, transcripts, restricted publication orders and witness statements.

Weekly hearing list


Tuesday 2 July - Opening day

Daily run sheet

Royal Commission Chair, Penny Armytage - hearings opening statement

Transcript

Wayne Schwass - witness statement

Nicole Juniper - witness statement

Andrew Robb AO - witness statement

Daniel Bolger - witness statement


Wednesday 3 July - Stigma

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Janet Meagher AM - witness statement

Nicola Reavley - witness statement

Teresa - restricted publication order, witness statement

Dr Chris Groot - witness statement part 1, part 2

Dr Michelle Blanchard - witness statement


Thursday 4 July - Prevention and early intervention

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Georgie Harman - witness statement

David Forbes - witness statement part 1, part 2

Melanie Hill (pseudonym) - restricted publication order, witness statement

Helen Herrman AO - witness statement


Friday 5 July - Prevention and early intervention

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Amelia Morris - witness statement

Dr Gaynor Blankley - witness statement

Shaun McClare - witness statement

Dr Ric Haslam - witness statement

Patrick McGorry AO - witness statement

Weekly hearing list


Monday 8 July - Access to and navigation of the mental health system

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Simon Stafrace - witness statement

Ruth Vine - witness statement

Erica Williams - witness statement

Dr Neil Coventry - witness statement part 1, part 2


Tuesday 9 July - Access to and navigation of the mental health system

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Dr Caroline Johnson - witness statement

Dr Sika Turner - witness statement

Gail Bradley - restricted publication order, witness statement

Janet Butler - witness statement

Dr Paul Denborough - witness statement


Wednesday 10 July - Access to and navigation of the mental health system

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Dean Stevenson - witness statement

Malcolm Hopwood - witness statement

Georgia Harraway-Jones - witness statement

Elizabeth Crowther - witness statement

Peter Ruzyla - witness statement

Ingrid Amann - witness statement


Thursday 11 July - Access to and navigation of the mental health system

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Dr Ainslie Senz - witness statement

Tracey Morgan - witness statement

Assistant Commissioner Glenn Weir - witness statement

Sally Jennings (pseudonym) - restricted publication order, witness statement

Simon Thomson - witness statement

Louise Glanville - witness statement

Vrinda Edan - witness statement


Friday 12 July - Carers and family

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Rebecca Thomas (pseudonym) - restricted publication order, witness statement

Rose Cuff - witness statement

Jesse Morgan - witness statement

Mary Pershall - witness statement

Dr Margaret Leggatt - witness statement

John Murray and Kate Dillon (pseudonyms) - restricted publication order, exclusion order



Weekly hearing list


Monday 15 July - Rural

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Terry Welch - witness statement

Al Gabb - witness statement

Trevor Thomas - restricted publication order, witness statement

Chris Thomas - restricted publication order, witness statement

Dr Ravi Bhat - witness statement part 1, part 2, part 3

Dr Alison Kennedy - witness statement

Dr Gerard Ingham - witness statement


Tuesday 16 July - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Aunty Nellie Flagg - restricted publication order, witness statement

Helen Kennedy - witness statement

Adam Burns - witness statement

Andrew Jackomos - witness statement part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8

Helen Milroy - witness statement

Tamara Lovett - restricted publication order, witness statement

Dr Graham Gee - witness statement


Wednesday 17 July - LGBTIQ+ and culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Ro Allen - witness statement part 1, part 2, part 3

Dr Ruth McNair AM - witness statement

A/Prof Michelle Telfer - witness statement

Katie Larsen - witness statement

Alex Smith (pseudonym) - restricted publication order, witness statement


Thursday 18 July - LGBTIQ+ and culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Adriana Mendoza - witness statement

George Yengi - witness statement

Kylie Scoullar - witness statement

Adwin Town - witness statement

Kali Paxinos - witness video submission

Marie Piu - restricted publication order, witness statement


Friday 19 July - Community resilience

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Greg McMahon - witness statement

Emma King - witness statement

Matiu Bush - witness statement

Jane Anderson - witness statement

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen AO - witness statement

Weekly hearing list


Monday 22 July - Suicide prevention

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Rod Jackson - witness statement

Jeremy Dwyer - witness statement

Professor Jane Pirkis - witness statement

Susan Trotter (pseudonym) - restricted publication order, witness statement

Alan Woodward - witness statement


Tuesday 23 July - Suicide prevention

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Katerina Kouselas - witness statement

John McLaren - witness statement

Anne Lyon - witness statement

Louise Flynn - witness statement

A/Professor Peter Burnett - witness statement

Bruce Crossett - witness statement


Wednesday 24 July - Prioritisation and governance of mental health services

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Dr Gerry Naughtin - witness statement

Dr Peggy Brown AO - witness statement

The Hon Robert Knowles AO - witness statement

Adjunct Professor David Plunkett - witness statement


Thursday 25 July - Prioritisation and governance of mental health services

Daily run sheet

Transcript

Andrew Greaves - witness statement

Felicity Topp - witness statement

Jennifer Williams AM - witness statement

Kym Peake - witness statement


Friday 26 July - Prioritisation and governance of mental health services

Daily run sheet

Transcript

David Martine - witness statement

Nina Edwards (pseudonym) - restricted publication order, witness statement

Julie Dempsey - witness statement

Royal Commission Chair, Penny Armytage - hearings closing statement

Themes

You can read the full details of the topics and key issues that were explored at the hearings here.