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Open letter to Tasmanian AG Elise Archer MP re TasPol & Meaghan Vass

The Hon Elise Archer MP Attorney General of Tasmania April 23, 2019 Dear Attorney General, I am writing this as an open letter to you in the interests of transparency and the unprecedented public interest in this matter. I do … Continue reading

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Is this Australian justice?

Andrew L. Urban. A man, without a single other legal blemish, convicted of historical sexual abuse of a little girl in his family, 22 years before, believes he could prove his innocence if the NSW Attorney General advised the Governor … Continue reading

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Meaghan Vass told police ‘No comment’ – prosecution tells court

Andrew L. Urban. At a hearing in Hobart today, the prosecution told the court that key murder witness in the Sue Neill-Fraser case, Meaghan Vass, had said ‘No comment’ to everything put to her by police when she was picked … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Sue Neill-Fraser key witness denies recanting to police

Andrew L. Urban. Yesterday’s story by Matthew Denholm in The Australian (‘Yacht murder witness changes her tune again’) does not refer to any new statement made by Meaghan Vass in the matter of Sue Neill-Fraser, but is a repeat of … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case: key witness denies recanting to police

Andrew L. Urban. The key witness in the Sue Neill-Fraser case, Meaghan Vass, has today denied claims attributed to police in today’s The Australian that she has recanted her 60 Minutes testimony admitting she was on board Four Winds at … Continue reading

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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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