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Malpractice, Incompetence And Lies: the Manock curse – Part 2

Journalist Andrew L. Urban and retired barrister Kevin Borrick KC reveal how South Australia’s legal fraternity contributed to the ongoing scandal that began with the unqualified forensic pathologist Dr Colin Manock and spread like cancer, infecting the entire system. The … Continue reading

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Malpractice, Incompetence And Lies: the Manock curse – Part 1

Journalist Andrew L. Urban and retired barrister Kevin Borrick KC reveal how South Australia’s legal fraternity contributed to the ongoing scandal that began with the unqualified forensic pathologist Dr Colin Manock and spread like cancer, infecting the entire system. The … Continue reading

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Duty of disclosure lasts forever

The duty of disclosure of “all matters within their knowledge” applies to all those who represent the Crown – and is a duty in perpetuity, write BIBI SANGHA and Dr BOB MOLES of Flinders University, in their December 21, 2022, … 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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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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