Monthly Archives: August 2023

Imagining what Tasmanian justice might try to be

Today is the second anniversary of the tabling of papers in the Tasmanian Legislative Council that dissect many serious problems with the investigation and prosecution of Sue Neill-Fraser for the 2009 Australia Day murder of her partner, but Tasmanian media … Continue reading

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Lucy Letby – serial baby killer or wrongfully convicted nurse?

A fascinating and gob-smacking interview of Dr Scott McLachlan by Norman Fenton that raises much doubt about Lucy Letby’s guilt is part of a report that takes the lid off the most sensational multiple death case in the UK. NIALL … Continue reading

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Open Letter to The Hon Elise Archer, Attorney-General of Tasmania

Dear Attorney, In my new book, The Exoneration Papers – Sue Neill-Fraser (Wilkinson Publishing), I challenge your claims as to why you have not and will not instigate a Commission of Inquiry into the case of Sue Neill-Fraser. I invite … Continue reading

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The truth will out – with help from Sodium Pentothal

Andrew L. Urban I suspect* that Hobart grandmother Sue Neill-Fraser, convicted** in 2010 of murdering her partner of 18 years Bob Chappell, whose body has never been found, can’t wait to be injected with the truth drug Sodium Pentothal that … Continue reading

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CCRC would relieve politicians of impossible choice

As things stand, politicians burdened with the responsibilities of Attorney-General often face the impossible choice of advising the relevant Governor on petitions from innocents convicted of sexual abuse. It should not be their choice; legal matters should stay within the … Continue reading

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Sofronoff doesn’t go far enough on disclosure reform – Selby

The recently released Sofronoff Report into the ACT Criminal Justice System’s handling of the Brittany Higgins rape allegation against Bruce Lehrmann recommends legislation to codify the scope and content of the obligation of disclosure owed by the prosecution in criminal … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser book timely as prosecutors in spotlight

“Mr Sofronoff deserves the nation’s gratitude for turning our minds to the next issue: the extent to which other prosecutors are sidelining fundamental principles in order to secure convictions …” The Australian, Wednesday, August 9, 2023. 

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SPECIAL REPORT – Prosecutors ‘straining impermissibly for a conviction’: eight examples

Andrew L. Urban. Walter Sofronoff KC’s damning findings revealed this week of reprehensible behaviour by ACT DPP Shane Drumgold, is the tip of an iceberg that threatens the criminal justice system. In the words of judges, lawyers and legal academics, … Continue reading

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Sofronoff report damns Drumgold in Higgins/Lehrmann inquiry

2/8/2023: The report that was delivered to the ACT government on Monday (31/7/2023) but withheld from public release seems to have fallen into the hands of The Australian’s Janet Albrechtsen and Stephen Rice. Their front page story reveals the damning … Continue reading

Posted in Case 18 Bruce Lehrmann | 14 Comments