Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sue Neill-Fraser – latest appeal hearing dates (March 2018)

By Andrew L. Urban Delays for a variety of reasons have stretched the time-line in the latest Sue Neill-Fraser appeal, since the first directions hearing, which was almost exactly a year after the relevant legislation was passed, two and a … Continue reading

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‘Learned friends’ learn little from errors

Andrew L. Urban What went wrong? That’s the question that the criminal justice system does not often ask and therefore doesn’t answer when wrongful convictions are revealed.   Prevention is so much better than cure, especially in a legal system … Continue reading

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Survivors Guide to Prison – a movie as a movement

By Andrew L. Urban. American filmmaker Matthew Cooke says of his 2018 film Survivors Guide to Prison: “This is not just a film, but also a movement. We hope to swing the pendulum on legislation. We want prison reform, specifically … Continue reading

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The costs of injustice

By Andrew L. Urban She is wheeled into the clinical surrounds of the Supreme Court in Hobart in a wheelchair and positioned in front of the empty jury benches, facing the witness box. Sue Neill-Fraser’s demeanour is low key, her … Continue reading

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Gordon Wood – convicted of murder in 2008, acquitted in 2012, suing the State in 2017/18

By Andrew L. Urban. Gordon Wood is suing the State of NSW and the DPP for malicious prosecution. The trial was held in March 2017, before Justice Elizabeth Fullerton. Judgement is still awaited at time of writing (February 17, 2018) … Continue reading

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