NSW Director of Public Prosecutions will not appeal overturning of landmark conviction against Catholic cleric

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated December 20 2018 - 8:11pm, first published 8:00am
Free: Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Courthouse after his conviction for failing to report child sex allegations about a priest to the police. The conviction was overturned on December 7. Prosecutors will not appeal the decision.

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has sought independent legal advice about the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to appeal the overturning of a conceal conviction against former Archbishop Philip Wilson.

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