Sue Neill-Fraser ‘much loved and respected’ by inmates

Two former prison inmates attending the Hobart vigil held on Saturday August 1, 2020 to mark the 4,000 days Sue Neill-Fraser has spent in jail, were interviewed by the Hobart Mercury’s Sally Glaetzer and the story was headline news in the paper’s online edition later that day. Neill-Fraser, the story said, made pavlovas on prisoners’ birthdays and gave legal advice; she is “much loved and respected by her fellow prisoners”.

Carley Watkins and Monique Lynch have become dedicated supporters of Neill-Fraser since spending considerable time with the 66-year-old in Risdon’s Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison, Glaetzer reported.

The vigil on Parliament Lawns was quieter than previous events supporting Neill-Fraser, with the adjacent Salamanca markets not operating due to the virus restrictions.

Neill-Fraser was convicted in 2010 of murdering her partner Bob Chappell; it has been four and a half years since she submitted her application for a further appeal, which has been delayed several times, most recently by Covid19 travel restrictions that affect her pro bono lawyers in Victoria and WA.

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9 Responses to Sue Neill-Fraser ‘much loved and respected’ by inmates

  1. Keith says:

    With Victoria in worse shape now than when the appeal was delayed, what are the chances of it proceeding this year? Surely all involved couldn’t be so cruel as to not find a way to expedite this process. It is beyond a joke that Tasmania continues to gaol an innocent woman.

  2. owen allen says:

    And release Sue Neil-Fraser now.
    And that appears as an after thought. And it was.
    If I could I would bust Sue Neill-Fraser from prison and arrest every person connected to her incarceration.
    I know Tasmania inside out.

  3. owen allen says:

    I believe Sue Neill-Fraser is not incarcerated by a miscarriage of justice only.
    But a culture in Tasmania of lie and deceit, to protect and or appease the ruling class which is absolute down there. The numbers do not lie.
    How many employed in the greater Hobart are employed by Federal, State or Local Govt.
    I include all politicians, I put it out there, the cronyism is the largest factor in social, civil life; and justice or injustice in Tasmania.
    Bring on a Royal Commission Tasmania. I have my paper work.

  4. Williambtm says:

    Ms. Sue Neill -Fraser had been convicted on the very-biased hot air circumstantial hypothesis issuing from the former DPP Tim Ellis, meanwhile not an iota of factual evidence. Possibly one of the gravest events in modern-day Tasmania.
    One must realize the extraordinary breadth of a DPP’s discretion permitted to one of these appointees. so much so that it can make or break a serious case matter of all its credibility. I understand no exculpatory evidence was submitted in her favor saving her defense counsel’s summary, an exemplary summary that was a very telling discourse of the inadequacy of the prosecuting counsel to any iota of fact.
    (Moderator: rest of post inappropriate for publication)

    • Keith Salmon says:

      What a terrible miscarriage of justice for Sue Neill-Fraser just cos she didn’t remember going to Bunnings on a particular day; I should be jailed too because i forget. Don’t worry i know what it’s like having detectives firing questions from different angles. All their job is to get a guilty conviction, no scruples to how it’s obtained, look at Lindy Chamberlain and this poor innocent woman has already done 11yrs shame on you Tasmanian judicial system, needs an overhaul working downwards starting with the premier who thinks he’s above the law

  5. owen allen says:

    Tasmanian Injustice.
    Sue Neill-Fraser is carrying the sins of Tasmanians whilst being being locked up. (rest of post off topic}

  6. Tom Cairns says:

    It is of some consolation that there is a groundswell of concern in this gross injustice case. There could never be too much public protest even allowing for coronavirus restrictions. One wonders if the Tasmanian police have been praying for a pandemic to help them stall things yet again and give them time to think. (Don’t hold your breath!)
    It is plain to see for anyone who watched UNDERCURRENT how any decent person can be badgered into confusion. Police officers can be intimidating without even trying and can be seen to enjoy making aboriginal people nervous or even scared of the uniform. We are all still human, I hope.
    The senior detective who got the conviction received a special certificate of commendation but when interviewed by a real detective like Colin MacLaren he fell to bits. As for the two detectives who did question Susan, they now have the rest of their careers to answer to their handiwork.
    The only thing they did right was to video the travesty for all to see.
    They can always join the fire brigade.

    • Geraldine Allan says:

      And Tom, there’s numerous others of their ilk similarly filling in ‘career-time’ and being awarded by promotion for so doing.

      • Tom Cairns says:

        When I was a teacher they were referred to as “time-servers”. Stay with it long enough and you were guaranteed seniority, priority, permanency and promotion. It did not matter a damn that you never were any good, you got your reward in the finish, a nice big superannuation nest-egg. But look at educational standards now and our position on the global scale. I rest my case.

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