Royal Commission Preliminary Hearing

28 March 2014

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption will hold a preliminary hearing in Sydney at 10am on Wednesday 9 April 2014.

At this hearing, the Commissioner the Hon John Dyson Heydon AC QC will make a formal statement outlining the broad direction of the Royal Commission. Counsel assisting will also make an opening statement. No witnesses will be called at this preliminary hearing.

The preliminary hearing will be held at level 17, 1 Farrer Place in Sydney. It will be open to the public although seating will be limited.

A transcript of the hearing will be available on the Royal Commission’s website shortly after the hearing. For more information about the Royal Commission or the Terms of Reference, visit

The Royal Commission can be contacted by email at or through the Hotline on 1800 221 245. The Royal Commission can also be contacted at the mailing address below:

Office of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
GPO Box 2477