A report into the Special Commission of Inquiry into alleged child abuse in the Catholic diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will be delivered to the Governor today.
Commissioner Margaret Cunneen SC will deliver the report which will also include a recommendation regarding the publication of the document.
The report will contain a thorough examination of the two terms of reference into which the commissioner was mandated to inquire, including why Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox was ordered to stop his investigations into the allegations.
And whether Catholic Church officials facilitated, assisted or co-operated with police investigations of relevant matters.
The report will also mention whether investigations were hindered, if witnesses were discouraged or if evidence was destructed.
The NSW inquiry was launched in 2012 to investigate alleged abuse by senior church members, along with allegations the church helped cover up those offences.
The inquiry was ordered by the NSW Government and differs from the federal government’s royal commission into institutionalised child sex abuse which began in 2013.