Why Sue Neill-Fraser should not have been charged, let alone convicted

Andrew L. Urban.

“No one needs to go to sea, your Honour,” said David Gunson SC somewhat lightheartedly, just moments into the opening of the murder trial of Susan Blyth Neill-Fraser, on September 21, 2010. It’s eleven years to the day – and the case against her was already ‘at sea’ in the proverbial sense. Here is why. Continue reading

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Conviction Drive – the cartoon

As writer, actor, philosopher Stephen Fry has said, “It is easy to forget that the most important aspect of comedy, after all, its great saving grace, is its ambiguity. You can simultaneously laugh at a situation, and take it seriously.” And a single cartoon can say a thousand funny, serious, and satirical words … Continue reading

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Do the Police and the Prosecutor in Sue Neill-Fraser case stand by the forensic scientist’s evidence?

We respectfully request Police Commissioner Darren Hine, Police Association’s Colin Riley, Sue Neill-Fraser prosecutor Tim Ellis SC and the Director of Forensic Science Service Tasmania to confirm their trust in the validity of the evidence given by the forensic scientist at trial: the conviction hangs on it.  Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser prosecutor Tim Ellis SC, defends the conviction, but …

Andrew L. Urban.

In a rare public comment (Mercury, Sept. 16, 2021) on a case in which he was prosecutor, former Tasmanian DPP, Tim Ellis SC, defends the conviction and refutes Lara Giddings’ claims published the day before. But his comments raise questions …  Continue reading

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Truculent police response to new evidence in Sue Neill-Fraser case backfires

Andrew L. Urban.

A proverbial bomb went off in Tasmanian law enforcement when credible, documented and exculpatory new evidence came to light in the Sue Neill-Case – and that was before they had even looked at it.  Continue reading

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Former Premier & A-G calls for Sue Neill-Fraser case review

Former Tasmanian Premier and A-G, Lara Giddings, puts the case for a full review of the  Sue Neill-Fraser murder case, in a double page spread in the Hobart Mercury (Sept. 15, 2021), referring the public to the mass of damning new exculpatory evidence revealed in the Etter/Selby papers tabled in Parliament two weeks ago.  Continue reading

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We don’t call it solitary confinement – Director of Prisons Tasmania

Following reports (here and here) that Sue Neill-Fraser had been placed in solitary confinement as the first part of her punishment for writing a letter about prison life that we published, Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston (criminologist & lawyer), in the budget estimates Committee hearing asked the Attorney-General about it. Luckily, the Director of Prisons was also present …it went like this: Continue reading

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If so confident, police should welcome Sue Neill-Fraser Inquiry – SNF Group President

Police spokesman and Sue Neill-Fraser supporters share many concerns – for different reasons, writes Sue Neill-Fraser Support Group President ROSIE CRUMPTON-CROOK.  Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser petition for inquiry passes 25,000 signatures

A petition calling for an independent judicial inquiry into the conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser has now received over 25,000 signatures (at September 7, 2021), according to a statement by the Sue Neill-Fraser Support Group. It comes on the heels of last month’s tabling of new exculpatory evidence in Parliament. Continue reading

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Belligerence v evidence bedevils Sue Neill-Fraser dispute

Andrew L. Urban.

Shouting at the People v Arguing the Evidence has characterised the public dispute over the reliability of Sue Neill-Fraser’s murder conviction, as the latest public statements show. Continue reading

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