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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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Katheleen Folbigg – science misunderstood, legal issues scrambled

The Australian Academy of Science issued a strongly worded statement (24/3/2021) immediately challenging the Court of Appeal’s rejection of Kathleen Folbigg’s appeal*, re-stating “there are medical and scientific explanations for the death of each of Kathleen Folbigg’s children”. But the … Continue reading

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Kathleen Folbigg – science fobbed off; how the law gets a bad name

Andrew L. Urban. When science clashes with the courts and science loses, the rule of law also loses – not to mention public confidence in the criminal justice system. 

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Kathleen Folbigg – science to the rescue … maybe

Andrew L. Urban Science – the word, that is – has been bandied about a lot lately, from climate change arguments to Covid restrictions and in the criminal justice system. Now the latter faces a major test: will our legal … Continue reading

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