The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Brisbane from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 12 November 2015 and in Sydney on Friday 20 November 2015. This hearing concluded on Monday 30 November 2015 in Melbourne.

The public hearing inquired into the experience of former students of Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School in Queensland.

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The hearing was held from 3 to 12 November at the Brisbane Magistrates Court, 363 George Street, Brisbane and then on 20 November at Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.

The hearing concluded on Monday 30 November at the County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

  1. The experience of former students of Brisbane Grammar School in Spring Hill, Queensland.

  2. The experience of former students at St Paul’s School in Bald Hills, Queensland.

  3. The response of the Board of Trustees, Headmasters and other members of staff of Brisbane Grammar School to complaints about the behaviour of Kevin Lynch, a former school counsellor at Brisbane Grammar School.

  4. The responses of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane Diocese, the School Council, Headmasters and other members of staff of St Paul’s School to concerns raised, or complaints made, about the behaviour of Kevin Lynch and Gregory Knight, former members of staff at St Paul’s School.

  5. The past and current systems, practices, policies and procedures in place at Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School in relation to raising and responding to concerns and complaints about child sexual abuse.

  6. The circumstances relating to Gregory Knight’s employment and registration as a teacher in Queensland.

  7. Any related matters.

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