The University has received a further statement from the Former High Court Judge Hon Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of a student at Sonoda Village residential hall.
Update on timing of release of report on the Mason Pendrous investigation
I have now completed my independent investigation into the delay in finding Mason’s body and the policies and procedures relevant to student welfare issues.
However, before I am able to report my findings and recommendations, two significant processes need to be concluded:
- Although my inquiry is separate from the coronial process, the Coroner’s findings about the place and cause of Mason’s death will be significant. They are not yet available.
- Following the conclusion of the inquest process, natural justice requires me to consult the University, CLV and Mason’s family so I can take the views of each into account before I provide a final report.
I appreciate the University’s request that I should provide the report in a timely manner. I will work to release it as soon as I can.
Hon. Kit Toogood QC