Former judge Frank Vincent joins sex abuse probe
13th August 2012
Updated 13th August 2012
FORMER Supreme Court judge Frank Vincent has joined the parliamentary investigation into sex abuse as a legal adviser.
The State Government has also announced that former senior policeman Mal Hyde will be the inquiry’s adviser on policing and investigations.
In a statement, the Government said additional staff were being seconded to join the inquiry’s staff.
The inquiry is being run by State Parliament’s family and community development committee.
It is investigating the handling of child sex abuse allegations by religious and other non-government organisations.
Today’s announcements follow criticism that a parliamentary committee lacked the expertise of a judicial inquiry.
Mr Vincent was a judge of the Court of Appeal for nine years following a long term as a Supreme Court judge.