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Sue Neill-Fraser ‘much loved and respected’ by inmates

Two former prison inmates attending the Hobart vigil held on Saturday August 1, 2020 to mark the 4,000 days Sue Neill-Fraser has spent in jail, were interviewed by the Hobart Mercury’s Sally Glaetzer and the story was headline news in … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser trial flashback – the defence closing submission

Marking 11 years since her arrest (August 20, 2009) and while awaiting the oft-delayed start of Sue Neill-Fraser’s further appeal against her conviction for the murder of Bob Chappell (now scheduled for November 2, 2020), we publish the transcript of … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser August appeal date uncertain

The directions hearing in the Tasmanian Supreme Court before Justice Wood on Friday, July 3, 2020 was unable to settle on 17 August as the start date for the long awaited appeal against her 2010 murder conviction, reports Rosie Crumpton-Crook, … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser and expectations of the appeal judges

Andrew L. Urban.  Three Tasmanian judges will hear Sue Neill-Fraser’s new appeal later this year against her conviction for the 2009 murder of her partner Bob Chappell, amid concerns that the appeal should be heard not by local but by … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser & a legal system lacking morality

Andrew L. Urban. The foundation stone of the law is morality. All laws have a moral basis or background – but not all individuals and/or institutions within the legal system do. Moral considerations ought to inform legal considerations. In the … Continue reading

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If Pell, why not other innocents in jail?

Andrew L. Urban. George Pell’s supporters are backing a review of the way Victoria Police and the Office of Public Prosecutions handled the ultimately failed pursuit of the cardinal. Terry Tobin QC* said that if the High Court was right … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser appeal delayed (again) to later in 2020

Andrew L. Urban. If it’s not one thing, it’s another; this time, the already delayed May 25, 2020 appeal hearing has had to be delayed again due to the restrictions imposed by the emergency measures being implemented in the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Importing judges to avoid conflict of interest

Andrew L. Urban. February 4, 2020: Further to our February 3 report on the former judge who has called for the Sue Neill-Fraser new appeal in Tasmania’s Supreme Court to be heard by mainland judges, we report on other such … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser appeal should be heard by mainland judges – says judge

Andrew L. Urban. February 3, 2020: The three Tasmanian judges set to hear Sue Neill-Fraser’s new appeal in May 2020 against her 2010 conviction for the 2009 murder of her partner Bob Chappell should disqualify themselves and be replaced by … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser’s bitter sweet Australia Day

Andrew L. Urban. January 26, 2009 was the last Australia Day that Sue Neill-Fraser enjoyed in the true spirit of Australia, with a blustery, crowded and celebratory Hobart full of young and old, her partner Bob Chappell tinkering aboard their … Continue reading

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