Category Archives: Case 17 Kathleen Folbigg

NSW A-G’s prejudicial remarks in Folbigg case

Andrew L. Urban. As the second inquiry into the murder convictions of Kathleen Folbigg winds up its first week, we ask why NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman made his prejudicial remarks. 

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Folbigg review starts – and extends into 2023

Andrew L. Urban. The much delayed second inquiry into the Kathleen Folbigg murder conviction begins this Monday, November 14, 2022. But in a disgraceful disregard for delivering justice in a timely manner, the inquiry won’t hear crucial evidence regarding the … Continue reading

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Kathleen Folbigg conviction next under microscope – others on the way

Andrew L. Urban The high profile case of Kathleen Folbigg’s 2003 conviction for the murder of her very young children will be under the microscope again in a second inquiry starting November 14, 2022 (listed for two weeks), with former … Continue reading

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The lawless country?

Andrew L. Urban. You might sleep soundly in the belief that Australia has a robust, fair and competent criminal justice system. Dream on. The System itself sometimes contributes to lawlessness in the administration of justice. 

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The Big Folbigg Mistake – reviewed

Andrew L. Urban. There is no worse crime than a mother murdering her own toddlers… four of them. Is there? Well, maybe one: wrongfully convicting a mother of such a deed. In his new book, The Big Folbigg Mistake, author … Continue reading

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Second inquiry into 2003 Folbigg conviction – what’s the hurry?

Andrew L. Urban. We report (sourced with thanks from The Australian, May 18, 2022) and comment (in red) on the latest development in this case. 

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NSW A-G in ‘state sanctioned abuse’ over Folbigg

A ground-breaking development within clinical practice has prompted Kathleen Folbigg’s lawyer Rhanee Rego to accuse NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman of failing to act on the evidence “which unequivocally supports innocence” without anything to contradict it. She told Lawyers Weekly that … Continue reading

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Kathleen Folbigg – The Science v The Courts

Follow ‘the science’? So far, as we reported in March 2021, the courts have resisted that call in the case of Kathleen Folbigg, convicted of murdering her children and in prison for the past 19 years. With more new expert … Continue reading

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60 Minutes shames the law – twice

On March 10, 2019, 60 Minutes broadcast a heartwrenching and game changing interview that showed the world how wrongly the courts had convicted Sue Neill-Fraser for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell. On August 29, 2021, 60 Minutes broadcast … Continue reading

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How Kathleen Folbigg appeal wrongs can be put right – rapidly

Dr Bob Moles Yesterday (June 1, 2021) it was announced by the High Court that Kathleen Folbigg has lodged an application for special leave to appeal. As a legal commentator and academic I am discussing with my students the significance … Continue reading

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