Three key players, including a judge, failed to disclose Anglican church associations in 2001 trial

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated July 23 2018 - 7:09am, first published 6:00am

STEVE Smith calls it an ambush – the day he walked into a Newcastle courtroom to give evidence against an Anglican priest only to be blindsided by a judge’s attack against him, in a trial where three key players had undisclosed associations with the church.

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