Monthly Archives: August 2021

Tas. Legislative Council hears case to reopen Sue Neill-Fraser appeal

Andrew L. Urban In a significant development in the afternoon of August 31, 2021, in the Sue Neill-Fraser case, Tasmanian Legislative Council member the Hon. Michael Gaffney MLC (Ind), Member for Mersey, devoted his first adjournment speech in 13 years … Continue reading

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60 Minutes shames the law – twice

On March 10, 2019, 60 Minutes broadcast a heartwrenching and game changing interview that showed the world how wrongly the courts had convicted Sue Neill-Fraser for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell. On August 29, 2021, 60 Minutes broadcast … Continue reading

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‘Shaken baby syndrome’ evidence reliability shaken

Victoria’s highest court has flagged serious concerns about the scientific diagnosis known as “shaken baby syndrome”, which has been used to prosecute and jail a number of young men for child homicide and abuse in recent years, according to an … Continue reading

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Something has to be done

Our report (Aug 17, 2021), Wrongful allegation of child sexual abuse as weapon has drawn a heart wrenching response from “MARY”, the wife of a man who she firmly believes has been wrongfully convicted of sexual abuse of a minor. … Continue reading

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“Tasmania, we’ve got you cowered”

Andrew L. Urban. What’s with the taboo? Every Tasmanian I’ve spoken to agrees: people feel intimidated talking openly about the Sue Neill-Fraser case, the long-running miscarriage of justice that is a weeping sore on Tasmania’s legal system*. Perhaps that’s why … Continue reading

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Could a prosecutor convince a jury of murder without proof?

Andrew L. Urban.  It’s a circumstantial case: a murder has been committed but police can find no primary evidence to identify and charge a suspect. It’s not a ‘Whodunnit?’ game, but the reality in not one but two unique murder … Continue reading

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How and why a villain became a key witness for the prosecution

Andrew L. Urban. Arrested 12 years ago today, on August 20, 2009, for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell, Sue Neill-Fraser is still in Risdon Prison (awaiting the outcome of her last appeal, heard over five months ago), thanks … Continue reading

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Wrongful allegation of child sexual abuse as weapon

Andrew L. Urban. There’s nothing worse than being wrongfully accused of child sexual abuse – except being wrongfully convicted of such a crime. Two books explore how the law and how society treat this explosive subject; allegation as weapon.

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EDITORIAL New evidence demands reopening Sue Neill-Fraser appeal

Andrew L. Urban.  The cumulative effect of new evidence in the Etter/Selby dossier is devastating: we are left in no doubt that just about the entire machinery of criminal ‘justice’ in Tasmania failed Bob Chappell, Sue Neill-Fraser and the people … Continue reading

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Reopening Sue Neill-Fraser appeal – a step by step guide

Hugh Selby. How righting the wrong done to Sue Neill-Fraser can be done with speed, civility, and be a credit to the court and the legal profession. 

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