CONVICTED killer Kathleen Folbigg could be cross-examined by her former husband's lawyer at an inquiry into her convictions for killing their four babies.
Solicitor Danny Eid was granted leave to represent Craig Folbigg at the inquiry during a brief directions hearing in Sydney today.
Ms Folbigg's lawyers have already indicated she is likely to give evidence when the inquiry resumes later this month.
Outside the court Mr Eid said Mr Folbigg wanted to be certain all "reasonable and appropriate evidence" was examined and "in light of the fresh inquiry he wants to be sure nothing is missed that could be relevant".
Folbigg's diary entries, described as "chilling" by a judge during an appeal after her convictions in 2003, were a source of interest for Mr Folbigg's legal team, Mr Eid said.
Barrister Christopher Maxwell, QC, was also granted leave to appear at the inquiry on behalf of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and will cross examine Kathleen Folbigg if she gives evidence.
Former District Court chief judge Reginald Blanch, who is heading the inquiry, was told Folbigg's lawyers were still preparing a number of reports to be presented to the inquiry, including a psychiatrist's report.
Counsel assisting the inquiry, Gail Furness, SC, told the inquiry Mr Blanch had already indicated a psychiatrist's report would be of little assistance.
"At the moment I can't begin to understand what possible assistance it could be to the inquiry," Mr Blanch said.
A lawyer for Folbigg said the report would be submitted to Ms Furness "and a determination made if it's of assistance or not".
The tribunal heard lawyers for Folbigg had written to the Legal Aid Commission over funding of representation for her case. There was funding for five days when the hearing resumes but not for preparatory work, the tribunal was told.
Mr Blanch said he had contacted the commission about the issue.
"They assure me they will provide an answer to your requests," Mr Blanch said.
Folbigg was jailed for at least 25 years in 2003 after she was found guilty of killing her four babies - Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura - between 1989 and 1999 at Singleton. The babies were aged between 19 days and 19 months.
In August, 2018 NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman announced the inquiry after a campaign led by the University of Newcastle's Legal Centre.
Mr Blanch must prepare a report for the NSW Governor. He can also refer the matter directly to the Court of Criminal Appeal.