News Victorian court staffer sacked over Pell report

Victorian court staffer sacked over Pell report

George Pell court
George Pell leaves Victoria's County Court after an earlier hearing. Photo: AAP
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A Victorian County Court employee has reportedly been sacked for looking up information relating to Australia’s most senior Catholic, who has been charged with historical sexual offences.

The staffer had improperly accessed restricted information on Cardinal George Pell through the court’s computer system, NewsCorp reported on Wednesday.

“When improper access to information is found to occur, the court takes decisive action. This is exactly what has occurred in this case,” it quoted a court spokeswoman as saying.

Cardinal Pell has denied all of the allegations against him.

His case returned to the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday for a directions hearing in front of the chief judge.

– with agencies