The Special Commission of Inquiry into an alleged child sexual abuse cover up by the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Diocese has resumed in Newcastle this morning.
The special commission is examining allegations made by Detective Chief Inspector Fox that he was ordered by senior police to stop investigating paedophilia within the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese.
Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Little was the first to take the stand this morning.
The detective sergeant, who lead a 2010 investigation into child sexual abuse by the Catholic Church, said Detective Chief Inspector Fox was nominated as the possible leak of information to the media.
The special commission, which ran overtime during the May sittings, will hear from the remainder of senior members of the NSW Police Force this week.
Newcastle Herald journalist Joanne McCarthy is expected to give evidence this afternoon.
Senior members of the Catholic clergy will give evidence next week.