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Infamous secret Kourakis report on Keogh case to be released

Andrew L. Urban. The so-far secret review of the Henry Keogh case conducted between 2003 and 2006 by then Solicitor General Chris Kourakis (now Chief Justice) will finally be made public, following a far reaching decision by a trio of … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case of universal interest

Andrew L. Urban. Fully 99% of the 85,000 pageviews on this blog in the past two months were of stories about the Sue Neill-Fraser case. In that period, we published 24 new articles on the case (60 articles altogether). Average … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – no hope for early release unless prosecution cave in

Sue Neill-Fraser could be freed … IF … a hypothetical by legal¬†academic Dr Bob Moles*.

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Release Sue Neill-Fraser now, readers demand

Our readers are angry. They want her released NOW. The long simmering sentiment is fuelled by Meaghan Vass’ eye witness testimony : obviously she didn’t do it, they say. This in spite of the upcoming appeal against her conviction for … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser’s first appeal – what went wrong

Andrew L. Urban In 2012, following her 2010 conviction for the murder of Bob Chappell on their yacht on Australia Day 2009, Sue Neill-Fraser’s appeal against the verdict was refused by Crawford CJ, Tennent and Porter JJ. In light of … Continue reading

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Meaghan Vass’ eye witness testimony changes everything

Andrew L. Urban When Meaghan Vass finally identified herself to the court in March 2019 as an eye witness to Bob Chappell’s 2009 murder, confirming the evidence of her DNA at the crime scene, the prosecution’s circumstantial case against Sue … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case must trigger reforms

Andrew L. Urban Australians concerned that Sue Neill-Fraser is destined to spend her tenth year in prison despite it being now known for sure by the legal system* that she is innocent of the murder conviction that put her there, … Continue reading

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Open letter to the killers of Bob Chappell

Andrew L. Urban. You will be caught. You will be charged. You will be convicted. You will be heavily sentenced. But you can shave years off your sentence.

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Sue Neill-Fraser appeal: a menu of options

Andrew L. Urban. The biggest irony in yesterday’s granting of leave to appeal by Supreme Court of Tasmania’s Justice Brett in Sue Neill-Fraser’s case is that it is based on exactly the subject – the impact of DNA at the … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser appeal to go ahead, amidst tough questions

Andrew L. Urban. What are the ramifications of keeping Sue Neill-Fraser in jail as a convicted murderer when the whole world has heard she is innocent of the crime? What excuse can Tasmania’s slow-lane legal system have for allowing an … Continue reading

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