“We finally have a trial date!!!! 14th October. And pre-trial hearing/legal argument on the 1st July…”
20 Dec 2012
At the Downing Centre level 5.2 Local Court.
I have seen both Finian Egan and his barrister Anthony Tudehope here in court this morning.
Survivors are emotional, in tears.
Barrister Anthony Tudehope was David Rofe QC’s junior in the Federal Court in June when they were counsel for Michael Lawler and Kathy Jackson
In the courtroom, Nikki Wells @RazingHellFilm was comforted by her partner, Chris Auton with his arm around her in the back row.
I was diagonally opposite Egan in the court room and Egan spent time talking and smiling with a woman with dark bob, pearls and suit next to him holding papers.
So much accuracy required in courts
“Application to waive
All charges are going up, there’s no 166.
No your honour
047 I have 1 through to 10
I filed 11″
I find courts very intimidating.
Barrister Anthony Tudehope stood up at front and spelled his name. Suit, glasses, short hair.
Read through the charges. “There’s no bail on those matters.”
The parties are proceeding jointly.
Could Egan please stand.
She told him to come back at 9.30 am on 25 January 2013.
Your bail is continued.
There is one matter with no bail and barrister Anthony Tudehope requested bail which was declined.
Finian Egan outside the Downing Centre on 20 December 2012
Finian Egan waiting for the little silver VW which zipped up and picked them up.
Nikki Wells @RazingHellFilm was comforted by her partner, Chris Auton in the court room.
I met a woman in the supermarket who I’ve known since I was a child. She’s 70 something. I asked her what she thought of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
“They should go for them scone-hot and give them lots of trouble, gaol them. It’s time they got onto them. It’s horrible, it’s disgusting, it’s time they got a big broom and swept them out. Hurry up, get it over as soon as possible. I’ve been going to church all my life. They should throw the book at them and get rid of them. It’s been an embarrassment to honest-to-God Catholics forever.”
Marcellin College, Randwick
I looked up NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith and he went to Marcellin College Randwick. I grew up in Randwick. I know quite a few guys who went to Marcellin who told me how brutal the brothers were with the cane etc …
A former President of the New South Wales Right to Life Association and the St Thomas More Society, Smith has been a public prosecutor since 1987. Smith was appointed as a Senior Counsel before the Supreme Court of New South Wales and went on to become the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.
MATTHEW CARNEY: The new clinic is backed by prominent anti-abortionists.
New South Wales Attorney-General and former president of the New South Wales Right to Life Association, Greg Smith, has been involved in fundraising events.