Monthly Archives: March 2018

Time to end prosecutorial immunity

By Frederick Block * JABBAR COLLINS languished in jail for over 16 years for a murder he apparently never committed. He was only freed a few years ago when it was revealed at a post-conviction hearing that the main witness at … Continue reading

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Australian democracy not always by the ‘rule of law’

By Andrew L. Urban In the context of the immigration debate Australia’s Prime Minister (and lawyer of renown), recently extolled the virtues of Australian democracy and its adherence to the ‘rule of law principles’, yet “the criminal appeal system in … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser prosecutor Ellis replies to journalist

Andrew L. Urban Tim Ellis SC, then Tasmania’s DPP and the man who prosecuted Sue Neill-Fraser in 2010 for murder, addressed several aspects of his prosecution – in public. It’s rare that a prosecutor speaks in detail publicly about one … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser: winds of change favour Four Winds

By Andrew L. Urban A sensational late summer day in Hobart on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – which I spent on a yacht on the Derwent thanks to my brother and sister in law – can in hindsight be seen … Continue reading

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