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Why Dr Bob Moles is calling for a Royal Commission

Andrew L. Urban.  Giving explosive evidence before the Budget & Finance Committee of the South Australian Legislative Council (November 5, 2018), Dr Bob Moles outlined why he believes a Royal Commission is needed into the State’s several failures in allowing … Continue reading

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The Dreyfus Affair – 124 years later, not much change

Andrew L. Urban. October 15 this year (2018) marks the 124th anniversary of the first of two dates that reverberate through the annals of justice, recalling one of the most infamous cases of a wrongful conviction – thanks to ill … Continue reading

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Murder by the Prosecution – first book review

Book review extract, The Spectator Australia, September 22, 2018: “Urban makes a powerful case that grandmother Neill-Fraser, who had run a successful horse-riding school and been involved in property development, was wrongly accused and prosecuted for the murder of Chappell, … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – questions, questions, questions …

By Andrew L. Urban. Troubling questions remain unanswered eight years after the trial in which Sue Neill-Fraser (now 64) was convicted of murdering her partner Bob Chappell, which she has always strenuously denied; she is now seeking leave to appeal … Continue reading

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Former Premier & AG calls for Criminal Cases Review Commission

Former Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings officially launched Andrew L. Urban’s, Murder by the Prosecution (Wilkinson Publishing) on September 6, 2018 at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart, calling for the establishment of a Criminal Cases Review Commission and stating that the provisions … Continue reading

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Murder by the Prosecution launched in Hobart

By Andrew L. Urban Calling for the urgent establishment of a Criminal Cases Review Commission in Tasmania, former Tasmanian Premier and shadow Attorney General Lara Giddings officially launched my book on Thursday, September 6, 2018, to a full house at … Continue reading

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Gordon Wood v NSW: nearly malicious?

In the wake of Justice Fullerton’s judgement (10/8/2018) that saw Gordon Wood’s claim for malicious prosecution against the State of NSW fail, Andrew L. Urban examines crucial parts of the judgement and finds them troubling. It could be argued that … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – a trying timeline 2009 – 2018

By Andrew L. Urban In a cruel coincidence, Sue Neill-Fraser will attend the Supreme Court in Hobart for the final hearing seeking leave to appeal her conviction of murdering Bob Chappell, from Tuesday, August 21, 2018; a day after the … Continue reading

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Gordon Wood loses malicious claim

By Andrew L. Urban Although Justice Fullerton offers serious criticisms of now retired Senior prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC’s ‘disingenuous’ behaviour at the 2012 trial, and the reasons for her decision at 500 pages make up the equivalent of a book, … Continue reading

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Murder by the Prosecution – pre-order now available

Andrew L. Urban’s new book, Murder by the Prosecution, is now available for pre-order from Wilkinson Publishing Exposing some grave mistakes in Australia’s not-so-trustworthy criminal justice system, film critic-turned activist journalist Andrew L. Urban recounts how his life is changed when … Continue reading

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