Sue Neill-Fraser’s Melbourne-based instructing solicitor, Paul Galbally’s travel hopes to attend her new appeal against her 2010 murder conviction in Hobart’s Supreme Court from March 1 improved markedly today as Tasmania lifted the high risk level restrictions on travellers from Victoria, no longer requiring a 14 day quarantine on arrival. Barrister Tom Percy QC from Perth, is also free to travel to Tasmania without restrictions.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is investigating the best way to manage accommodating as many people as possible for the appeal. “There have been requests that we live-stream the appeal,” according to a spokesperson today, “and we are actively working on that possibility as well, but there are many issues that arise when court proceedings are live-streamed and what we are trying to do right now is address them. However, it may not be possible to overcome them, but we are trying. Otherwise, our arrangements will be confined to the court buildings and organising a balance between public and media observers.”