At the Roseanne Catt Inquiry 2003 presided over by Justice
Tom Davidson the NSW DPP remonstrated that the Victimís Compensation subpoenaed
material could not be tendered at the Inquiry.
The DPP said, Roseanne had falsely obtained the material
and that the subpoena was misleading. These Victim Compensation documents
clearly showed that both Barry Catt and†
Adrian Newell† had lied in order
to obtain, fraudulently, Victimís Compensation monies, $89,000 even though the
capping is $50,000. The NSW DPP were aware of this serious fact and blocked the
tendering of these documents which had relevance for Count 3, that is, Swanís
Crossing, the alleged stabbing.
The following shows that the
Victimís Services willingly made available to Roseanne and her legal advisers
all relevant documents. They stated that they considered the matter was of
public interest and the documentsí content werebon public record. The NSW DPP
prevented the documents from being tendered at the Inquiry. These documents
clearly reveal Adrian Newell and Barry Catt giving contradictory false
Ďevidenceí to evidence that they had given originally on oath in 1991 at
- The document dated 21/10/2004 outlines the contents
of a phone conversation with John McAteer, solicitor from Victimís
Compensation. He states that there were no misconceptions in handing the
documents over to the Inquiry.
- Whilst still incarcerated Roseanne Catt received a
Notice of Provisional Order for Restitution from the Victims Compensation
Tribunal asking that she pay back the $89,000 given to Barry Catt. This
document is dated 12 May 1998. Roseanne was in the seventh year of her
- Roseanne made a Statutory Declaration objecting to
Barry Catt receiving Victimís Compensation. She still maintained her
innocence. This was in 1998.
- A one page document reveals that Barry Cattís first
application to Victimís Compensation was filed on 22 March 1995. Having
studied the application it was determine that the physical injuries of
Barry Cat were almost non-existent. His application was rejected.
- The Victimís Services wrote to Roseanneís
solicitors on 23 May 2003 in answer to the subpoena and clearly stated
that† they were more than willing to
make available Barry Cattís application to them. He appealed the first
decision and with the help of Adrian Newell and cooperative friends and
was awarded $89,000.
- †The reasons
for the first determination of Barry Cattís application were detailed in a
five page document headed Reasons for Determination. This documents is
dated, on page five, 22 March 1995. The document is very informative.
- A three page document entitled APPLICATION FOR
LEAVE reveals on the last page that it was the Deputy Director of
Prosecutions, now the infamous Dr Patrick Power who suggested to Barry
Catt that he apply for victimís compensation and that he get himself new
solicitors in order to do so. This document is dated 8 June 1994.
- The final document in this small collection is
dated 1 June 1995. The Lower
Services. This report is said to have coincided with what came to be known
as ĎThe Cricket Bat Incidentí specially named by Peter Thomas as Barry
Catt has been arrested on 6 May 1989 for an assault on that day for
throwing eucalyptus oil at† Roseanne
and Tony Catt. It needs to be noted that the police brought Barry Catt
back to the hospital on 7 May, 1989. Barry Catt was in custody from
Saturday morning 6 May until Monday 8 May 1989. He pleaded guilty to the
assaults, was fined and released.