Monthly Archives: March 2022

Did Inspector Powell have the answers in the murder investigation? ‘Who knows?’

Retired Hobart police Inspector Peter Powell led the investigation into the disappearance-turned-murder of Bob Chappell on Australia Day 2009, which led to the arrest and 2010 conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser for Chappell’s murder. But in interviews between 2012 and 2016, … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 23 Comments

The police inspector, the reporter, the filmmaker and the truth

Retired Hobart police Inspector Peter Powell has come out of the woodwork trying to discredit the 90 page Etter Selby dossier, critical of the 2009 police investigation which he led, into the now controversial case of Sue Neill-Fraser. But his … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 26 Comments

Yuendumu trial: Claims of race-based bias in jury’s acquittal decision don’t hold water

It is entirely misconceived to attribute racist motives, without evidence, to the jury and justice system that acquitted policeman Zachary Rolfe of the murder of Kumanjayi Walker, writes CHRIS MERRITT in The Australian (reproduced here as a matter of public … Continue reading

Posted in General articles | 10 Comments

Cover ups, corruption …. and that’s just governments

After his book, Southern Justice, exposed police failures and corruption investigating the disappearance of Bob Chappell, failures which led to the wrongful murder conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser, former detective Colin McLaren who infiltrated the Melbourne Mafia – twice – has … Continue reading

Posted in General articles | 5 Comments

Is Australia fair dinkum about wrongful convictions?

Andrew L. Urban Wrongful convictions in Australia are either a) uniquely infrequent or b) largely left undisturbed, according to a briefing paper by Flinders University legal academic Dr Bob Moles, examining the effect of the recently introduced new right of … Continue reading

Posted in CCRC, General articles | 23 Comments

Former Sue Neill-Fraser lawyer Barbara Etter’s mixed results in court

It has taken some seven years but the Tasmanian DPP’s complaint against former Sue Neill-Fraser lawyer Barbara Etter has been dismissed, while other complaints are upheld.

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser, General articles | 13 Comments

Former Hobart police inspector’s newspaper claim contradicted by evidence

Andrew L. Urban A claim reported in The Australian (March 2, 2022) that “The policeman in charge of the Susan Neill-Fraser murder ­investigation has quashed a key claim used to justify calls for a royal commission-style inquiry,” is contradicted by … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 16 Comments

Jan. 6 Defendant Takes His Own Life, Died of ‘Broken Heart,’

By Joseph M. Hanneman, The Epoch Times Family says Matthew Perna, 37, was prosecuted for his 20-minute walk through the US Capitol. 

Posted in General articles | 10 Comments