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Derek Bromley leave to appeal referred to full Court

The High Court today (16/9/22) referred the application seeking leave against Derek Bromley’s murder conviction to the full Court; the matter will be heard early next year at a date to be scheduled.

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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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Corruption, lawlessness in South Australia – and that’s the legal system

 Andrew L. Urban. Neither the Major Crime Investigation Unit, nor the Attorney General, nor the State’s Director of Public Prosecution want anything to do with it. ‘IT’ is the legal scandal around Dr Colin Manock’s reign as the unqualified forensic … Continue reading

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Derek Bromley next at High Court

Andrew L. Urban The High Court will hear Derek Bromley’s seeking leave application on September 16, 2022, a month or so after Sue Neill-Fraser’s case (August 12, 2022). Both were convicted of murder and both cases display characteristics of wrongful … Continue reading

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Fresh evidence at appeal cannot bolster Crown case

In response to a question about the Derek Bromley case by reader Jerry Fitzsimmons, Flinders University legal academic Dr Bob Moles explains why fresh evidence at appeal can help overturn an unsafe conviction, but the Crown cannot use fresh evidence … Continue reading

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Inadmissible forensic evidence still haunting Bromley conviction 38 years later

The SA Director of Public Prosecutions should be directed to inform the High Court that the evidence of Dr Colin Manock, former chief pathologist in South Australia, was inadmissible as he was not qualified to do autopsies or to give … Continue reading

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South Australian MP accuses Government of ‘wilful blindness’ to the law – ‘a form of corruption’

Former journalist now the SA-Best party’s representative in the SA Legislative Council, THE HON FRANK PANGALLO MLC, has accused the South Australian Government of “wilful blindness” over its avoidance to confront serious unlawful behaviour “at the highest levels”. His speech … Continue reading

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Calling out the Acting Attorney-General

Flinders University legal academic Dr Bob Moles last week accused Acting Attorney-General of SA Josh Teague to have demonstrated “a lack of honesty and diligence” in relation to former state forensic pathologist Dr Colin Manock’s documented failures and lack of … Continue reading

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Bromley conviction based on false and misleading evidence & the State knew it

A South Australian man, Derek Bromley, has now served 38 years in prison and “throughout that time the state knew that the conviction had been obtained through evidence which was false and misleading insofar as the status of the chief … Continue reading

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Derek Bromley & the devil’s presence

You could say it was a case of the eye witness from hell, whose vision of the ‘devil’s presence’ notwithstanding, helped convict Derek Bromley of murder in 1984. How could it have happened? Bromley’s friend and supporter ROBYN MILERA explains … Continue reading

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