Inquiry into the convictions of Kathleen Megan Folbigg

Inquiry into the convictions of Kathleen Megan Folbigg

Pursuant to section 77(1)(a) of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 his Excellency, the Governor of New South Wales, has directed that an inquiry be held into the convictions of Kathleen Megan Folbigg for three counts of murder, one count of manslaughter and one count of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm in respect of her four children on 21 May 2003. 

The text of the Direction can be found here [PDF 60KB].

Report of the Inquiry

The report of the Inquiry into the convictions of Kathleen Megan Folbigg was released on 22 July 2019 and can be found here.

Substantive hearings

Substantive hearings of the Inquiry commenced in March 2019 and concluded in May 2019. Further information about the substantive hearings can be found here.

Procedure

At the second directions hearing the Judicial Officer made a direction as to the procedure to be followed in the Inquiry.  A copy of that direction can be found here.

Non-publication directions

The non-publication directions made by the Judicial Officer pursuant to section 12B of the Royal Commissions Act 1923 can be found here.