Professional Standards

Higgs Review

Terms of reference for the review into the movement of former Jesuit brother Victor Higgs, by The Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC.

The Australian Jesuits have appointed The Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria, to review the movement of former Jesuit brother, Victor Higgs, from Adelaide to Sydney.

Victor Higgs, who left the Society in 2001, was convicted of historical cases of abuse at a Jesuit School in New South Wales and prior to that at another Jesuit School in South Australia.

The review was announced on 17 December 2018. The terms of reference can be found below. The Jesuits have committed to publishing Chief Justice Warren’s findings.

If anyone wishes to contact Justice Warren independently, they can do so at

Media Release 17/12/2018

Terms of Reference